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Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2005 Oct;50(5):595-604. Epub 2005 Oct 5.

[Mammary implants and breast cancer].

[Article in French]

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Département de chirurgie oncologique, centre Léon-Bérard, 28, rue Laennec, 69373 Lyon cedex 08, France.


Many publications deal with the impact of cosmetic breast implants to increase the breast cancer occurence or to delay its diagnosis. We first try to express the clinical and radiological differences in the implanted breast. The diagnostical and therapeutical difficulties were developped to the different technics of imagery, biopsy and specific management of the treatment. On one hand, the litterature revue does not show any significant difference in tumoral stage and nodal status between augmented and nonaugmented women eventhough the mammography sensibility is not as optimal. On the other hand, the global mortality of the augmented population is higher but it appears that this phenomenon could be link to their way of life and is totally independant of breast cancer. Finally, if the diagnosis and the treatment are more complex, the women survival is not altered by breast augmented surgery.

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