• lumps
  • Most cases reviewed by the FDA were diagnosed when patients sought medical treatment for implant-related symptoms such as pain, lumps, swelling, or asymmetry that developed after their initial surgical sites were fully healed. (seattlepi.com)
  • According to the FDA, they include breast pain, capsular contracture -- a hardening of the breast tissue around the implant -- and the formation of hard lumps under the skin. (medbroadcast.com)
  • link
  • Ministry of Health has published a series of questions and answers about PIP implants which is available for download from the Ministry website via the link below. (medsafe.govt.nz)
  • Advisory information for GPs and healthcare professionals concerning PIP implants has been published on the Ministry of Health website at the link below. (medsafe.govt.nz)
  • enough
  • The registry should prove helpful, according to Balk -- but only if it contains enough data to account for the other variables in patients' lives. (medbroadcast.com)
  • small
  • Medsafe has been advised that a small number of patients may have received PIP implants which had been imported from Australia by a New Zealand surgeon around 2003. (medsafe.govt.nz)
  • study
  • At this point, we've had study after study suggesting that implants are not associated with any disease risk, at least in the intermediate term," said Rohrich, who wrote an editorial published with the study. (medbroadcast.com)