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  1. Frequency of augmentation mammoplasty in patients with systemic sclerosis : data from the Johns Hopkins-University of Maryland Scleroderma Center : Silicone breast implants and long-term health effects.

    Article - En anglais

    The objective was to determine the frequency of augmentation mammoplasty in female patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc).

    Female patients with a clinical diagnosis of SSc were identified from the registry of the Johns Hopkins-University of Maryland Scleroderma Center, Washington D.C. Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation, and files of practicing rheumatologists in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

    A pretested questionnaire was mailed to all eligible cases.

    Of 339 cases, 210 (62%) returned completed questionnaires.

    Three cases reported augmentation mammoplasty with silicone gel-filled prosthesis : 2 (1%) prior to and 1 (0.5%) after physician-diagnosis of SSc.

    The frequency of augmentation mammoplasty prior to physician-diagnosis of SSc of 9.5 per 1000 does not appear to differ from the expected frequency of 3.3-8.2 per 1000 derived from national population samples.

    A well-designed case-control study with population-based controls and adequate statistical power is being conducted to examine this possible association.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie plastique, Glande mammaire, Prothèse, Sclérodermie, Systémique, Complication, Siloxane polymère, Homme, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Plastic surgery, Mammary gland, Prosthesis, Scleroderma, Systemic, Complication, Siloxane polymer, Human, Female, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0241757

    Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 09/06/1995.