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Approximately 10 million women have received breast implants in the last decade. Many people create a problem. 170,000 last year operated.
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Incorrect breast impedance imposed by the French PIP manufacturer. The company's scandal products were made available to 400,000 women, 4,000 of them in Sweden worldwide. Only 16 800 were operated in France. Stock Photography.
Breast implants are becoming more and more noticeable when some products are associated with an unknown type of cancer.
Other problems in the implants are even more common than usual, and it shows a global review.
The French Medicines Agency was the first on Wednesday to find so-called stigma breast implants. From now on, the journalist, coordinated by the ICIJI reporter network, asked questions about suspects of drug risks.
Throughout the world, plastic surgeons have identified 615 BIA-ALCL cases with breast implants lymphoma cancer, of which 53 are in France. In Sweden, six cases are known according to the Breast Implant Registry (Brimp). The disease is very common among women with rigid implants, but causes are not cleared.
Svenska Läkemedelsverket estimates that "it is also a recommendation for the Swedish market," but if you are concerned about contacting your healthcare provider.
Fredrik Gewalli, President of the Swedish Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, TT says, "Since 2016, you have to be careful when using macro-compressed breast implants", and members mostly use other products. Gewalli also states that BIA-ALCL is very rare. A medical institution, Swedish Plastic Surgery Association, does not answer questions about the TT problem.
However, in Sweden, in 2017, by means of implants known by Brimp, 88 percent – 4 664 – were striking models, according to the annual report of the registry. Brimp is also worried about the products "Suedian in a senseless and knowledgeable manner".
Several studies also show some autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis arthritis, which are very common among implants, although it is clear why. In these risks, the Medical Product Agencies respond that this agency does not carry out any research.
Brimp has earned 65 percent of all Suedian breast implants, from about 2014, about 19,000. In total, 10 million women have received over 10 in the world over the past decade, according to an international review.
The best statistics on the impact and susceptibility of the suspect implant can be found in the US FDA. In your case you have also rewritten foreign cases.
And the numbers show that the problems of breast implants have been much better known. The FDA has made it possible for manufacturers to hide the scope of routine events due to broken implants and other injuries.
At the time of entering these figures, the report has only fallen below the annual average of 200, more than 4 500 in 2016 and more than 8,000 in the first half of 2018. ICIJ analyzes its relationship with partners, including TT and SVT. made in a global review of medical devices.
"There were problems all the time," said Madris Tomes, an FDA injury report. Device Events is a founder, a company that continues to report, and a rise in the number of breast implants in 2017.
However, the FDA does not see rise as "a new public health problem".
The trend has slowed down in Europe. Here, some manufacturers have not reported any accidental implants, according to Dutch authorities.
In Sweden, reports of fluctuations and accidents have also increased in the 638 years since 2018 (until November 6) by manufacturers in 2018. The most common problems are that the implants are broken or compressed. Because the products cause major problems, the Swedish Medical Agency can not say "because companies can damage data when they are correct."
The main manufacturers of Allergan and Mentor say their products are safe.
Most people with breast implants are happy, but they do not do so much – almost 201,000 of all 170,000 women around the world, according to a study. The FDA clearly warns that fifth women should get rid of knee implants within ten years, when they collide between the tissue of collapse or breakage, and cause pain.