Breast Implant Associated ALCL
ALCL and Breast Implants
What is it caused by?
Evidence tends to suggest that BIA-ALCL is caused by a long-term inflammatory response to bacteria that becomes present within the lymphoma and around the implants. There may also be genetic factors that can come into play.
What are the risks of BIA-ALCL?
What are the symptoms?
If you notice any swelling of an implanted breast, it is always best to see your doctor. You will then be sent off for an ultrasound scan to see if the swelling is due to a collection of fluid. If fluid is found in the area, then it will be sent off to the laboratory for analysis. Majority of fluid collections are not ALCL, but the laboratory will be able to determine the results. If you have more questions, consult our plastic surgeon A/Prof White located in Melbourne.
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