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Silicone Gel Breast Implants: What We Know About Safety After All These YearsSafety of Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Prabath W.B. Nanayakkara, MD, PhD; and Christel J.M. de Blok, MD
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 10 November 2015.

From VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2427.

Requests for Single Reprints: Prabath W.B. Nanayakkara, MD, PhD, Head, Section Acute Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Postbus 7057, Amsterdam 1007 MB, the Netherlands; e-mail, p.nanayakkara@vumc.nl.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Nanayakkara and de Blok: Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Postbus 7057, Amsterdam 1007 MB, the Netherlands.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(3):199-200. doi:10.7326/M15-2427
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In this issue, Balk and colleagues report a comprehensive systematic review on long-term health outcomes in women with silicone gel breast implants. The editorialists note that given the absence of solid evidence for association between silicone implants and well-defined disease, we should refocus research efforts to understand the symptoms that some women with implants report.

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