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Leuk Lymphoma. 2002 Jan;43(1):115-9.

Breast lymphoma associated with breast implants: two case-reports and a review of the literature.

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Department of Adult Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA.


Breast lymphoma is a rare entity consisting mostly of B-cell lymphomas that affects older women. Very few cases of breast lymphomas of T-cell origin have been reported. Even fewer cases of breast lymphomas have been reported in women who have received breast implants. Silicone, a frequent component of breast implants, has been extensively investigated as a possible etiologic agent for some neoplasias and autoimmune disorders, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We herein report two unusual cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma of T-cell phenotype developing in the breasts of women who had received breast implants.

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