A case of late-onset systemic sclerosis with ruptured silicone breast implants

J. Meijs*, J. K. de Vries-Bouwstra, J. W. Cohen Tervaert, K. Hoogenberg

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Abstract

Background: It is still unresolved whether there is a relationship between silicone breast implants (SBIs) and late-onset systemic sclerosis (SSc). Case description: A 83-year-old female was diagnosed with limited cutaneous SSc. During follow-up the presence of ruptured SBIs was confirmed. We provide a literature review concerning SBIs and development of SSc, particularly in relation to age of onset. Conclusion: Data about age of onset are incomplete and no details on the rupture of SBIs are reported; however, an association between SSc and SBIs possibly exists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
Volume76
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Systemic sclerosis
  • scleroderma
  • silicone breast implants
  • connective tissue diseases
  • late onset
  • CONNECTIVE-TISSUE DISEASE
  • OF-THE-LITERATURE
  • AUGMENTATION MAMMAPLASTY
  • SCLERODERMA
  • MAMMOGRAPHY
  • HEALTH
  • WOMEN
  • CLASSIFICATION
  • RISK
  • METAANALYSIS

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