This report aims to review a case of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) by comparing the patient's course with the current literature.
BIA-ALCL is a specific type of T-cell lymphoma that can develop after breast implantation, but has only recently been recognized within the last decade. Although overall rare, certain types of breast implants have increased association with developing subsequent lymphoma. This case occurred after mastectomy with breast reconstruction for unilateral invasive ductal carcinoma with a textured, saline Allergan breast implant. BIA-ALCL manifested and was symptomatic nine years after implantation.
Tan, Jennie; Johnson-Eddy, Jamie; Tang, Wesley; and Li, Yanchun
"Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: A Case Report,"
Cooper Rowan Medical Journal: Vol. 4:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://rdw.rowan.edu/crjcsm/vol4/iss1/10
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