The Dow Corning case raised serious questions about the safety of silicone breast implants and about larger issues of medical device testing and patient education.
Safety of Silicone Breast Implants presents a well-documented, thoughtful exploration of the safety of these devices, drawing conclusions from the available research base and suggesting further questions to be answered. This book also examines the sensitive issues surrounding women's decisions about implants. In reaching conclusions, the committee reviews:
Safety of Silicone Breast Implants provides a comprehensive, well-organized review of the science behind one of the most significant medical controversies of our time.
Institute of Medicine. 1999. Safety of Silicone Breast Implants. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/9602.
|2 Silicone Chemistry||39-53|
|3 Implant Catalogue||54-79|
|4 Silicone Toxicology||80-113|
|5 Reoperations and Specific Local and Perioperative Complications||114-178|
|6 Immunology of Silicone||179-197|
|7 Antinuclear Antibodies and Silicone Breast Implants||198-214|
|8 Epidemiological Studies of Connective Tissue or Rheumatic Diseases and Breast Implants||215-232|
|9 Silicone Breast Implants and Cancer||233-241|
|10 Neurological Disease and Its Association with Silicone Breast Implants||242-247|
|11 Effects on Pregnancy, Lactation, and Children||248-263|
|12 Silicone Implants and Breast Imaging||264-284|
|Appendix A: Brief Description of the Scientific Workshop||481-487|
|Appendix B: Description of the Public Meeting||488-504|
|Appendix C: Review of the Reports of the Independent Review Group and the National Science Panel||505-514|
|Appendix D: Glossary||515-524|
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