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Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) — How to diagnose and treat?

Karolina Pieszko, Maciej Kuczyński, Dawid Murawa
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2018.0004
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2018;68(1):15-21.

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Vol 68, No 1 (2018)
Review article

Abstract

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising around the capsule of breast implants. It has been diagnosed in an extremely small group of women with breast implants for breast reconstruction and augmentation. The pathogenesis of this disease is currently poorly understood, but it appears to be related to textured implants. The aim of this article is to provide patients, radiologists, pathologists, surgical oncologists and plastic surgeons with an evidence-based overview of the incidence, diagnosis, and management of BIA-ALCL according to real-world experience, because although it is very rare, early recognition and surgical resection is usually crucial and curative.

Abstract

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising around the capsule of breast implants. It has been diagnosed in an extremely small group of women with breast implants for breast reconstruction and augmentation. The pathogenesis of this disease is currently poorly understood, but it appears to be related to textured implants. The aim of this article is to provide patients, radiologists, pathologists, surgical oncologists and plastic surgeons with an evidence-based overview of the incidence, diagnosis, and management of BIA-ALCL according to real-world experience, because although it is very rare, early recognition and surgical resection is usually crucial and curative.

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Keywords

breast implants, lymphoma, large-cell, anaplastic, incidence, seroma, prognosis, algorithms, consent forms

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Title

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) — How to diagnose and treat?

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 68, No 1 (2018)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

15-21

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2018.0004

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2018;68(1):15-21.

Keywords

breast implants
lymphoma
large-cell
anaplastic
incidence
seroma
prognosis
algorithms
consent forms

Authors

Karolina Pieszko
Maciej Kuczyński
Dawid Murawa

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