This dissertation studied the risks and risk factors of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell T-cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This is a rare type of lymphoma that occurs in the fluid or capsule surrounding a breast prosthesis. In the study, the authors highlight how many women in the Netherlands have a breast prosthesis (1 in 30) and what the risk is of BIA-ALCL: by the time a woman with a breast prosthesis reaches the age of 75, the risk is 1 in 7,000. This study also confirms the great importance of breast prosthesis registries for monitoring insights into prosthesis-related complications. In addition, genetic research has shown that BIA-ALCL shows specific DNA changes, and thus distinguishes itself as a new disease entity. The researchers call for better quality international research to identify the origins and risk factors.
|Award date||10 Dec 2021|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- breast prostheses
- Breast implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)