TGA Reports More Cases of Implant-Associated Lymphoma

May 23, 2018

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration reported that more cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma have been associated with breast implants. The regulator reported 72 confirmed cases of ALCL.

Breast implant-associated ALCL is a rare type of lymphoma that develops near breast implants. Most cases of breast implant-associated ALCL are cured by the removal of the implant and the capsule surrounding the implant, the agency said. However, a small number of cases have been more aggressive.

The Medical Journal of Australia published a journal article in September 2017 about the connection between ALCL and breast implants, calling for strategies to strengthen the Australian Breast Device Registry.

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