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Press Releases - December 2011

Preventative removal of defective implants "not unreasonable" move

UK surgeons agree with French Regulatory Agency and clinics have moral obligation to help

London – 23 December, 2011 – Despite the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) stance that there is no need for preventative explantation (removal) of defective French PIP breast implants in this country,... Read more

UK surgeons reiterate caution on controversial implants

“If concerned or with adverse symptoms, see your surgeon”

London – 21 December, 2011 – In light of news that the French Government may consider explantation (removal of implants) for the 30,000 women in France who have controversial PIP devices filled with non-medical grade silicone, the... Read more

PIP Breast Implants: latest advice from the MHRA website

From the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency website:

The MHRA is aware of the recent report in France of the death of a woman implanted with Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) Breast Implants associated with an anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This is a rare form of cancer which affects cells of the... Read more

Defective implant death prompts review

UK Surgeons Reiterate Advice

London – 3 December, 2011 - A 53-year-old woman who had controversial PIP implants died last week in France from malignant lymphoma, developed in the breast’s capsular scar tissue, prompting a review of PIP explantation policy (removal... Read more