Butt implants linked to deadly form of cancer for the first time

A woman who received buttock implants developed a deadly lymphoma, the same form of cancer previously linked to textured breast implants, surgeons at the University of Southern California said.

The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating reports linking the textured breast implants to a blood cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). At least 457 women in the U.S. have been diagnosed with breast implant-associated ALCL, with more than 600 cases worldwide. Sixteen women have died, nine in the U.S.

In the new case, a middle-aged woman received bilateral textured silicone gluteal implants, the USC surgeons reported. A year later she developed ulceration at the site of the implants and was later diagnosed with gluteal implant-associated ALCL, according to the study published in the in the Feb. 15 Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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