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BY Lany Kimmons

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is an uncommon form of ALCL that was first reported in 1996. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first reported a possible link between women with breast implants and ALCL in 2011, based on its investigation of 34 published reports of ALCL.

BIA-ALCL typically develops in the fluid and the capsule around a textured surface breast implant with the most common...

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma expert Mark Clemens, M.D., holds a textured breast implant.