Sweden calls for the removal of all dangerous breast implants from rouge French producer
Tuesday, 04 June 2013
The dangerous breast implants manufactured by the French company Poly
Implant Prothèse (PIP) which is currently in the bodies of about 4,000
women in Sweden have been recommended to be removed.
The implants which were found to contain dangerous and toxic components
rather than the silicone that is usually associated with such product
has been determined to be dangerous to the health of those who have
them implanted in their bodies.
The French authority, Afssaps in 2010 found that the silicone gel in
the PIP implants was different from that specified in the technical
documentation. After the ban was declared the French manufacturer
acknowledged bankruptcy, which has hampered the investigation of the
products and their use as well as refunds.
In a press release, the Swedish Medical Product Agency (MPA) or
Läkemedelsverket and the National Board for Bealth and Welfare or
the Socialstyrelsen has asked the clinics that operated the PIP
implants to inform the women about the risks and to operate and
remove them as a preventive measure, unless in individual cases,
medical reasons call for abstinence.
MPA stresses that breast implants made by Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP)
have poorer mechanical durability and contains in some cases a tissue
irritant significantly higher rate than other silicone breast
MPA has collected, analyzed and evaluated PIP implants to assess the
risks and potential and health effects. PIP implants have been shown to
have reduced mechanical strength, which increases the risk of them
bursting, compared with silicone breast implants of other brands.
For that reason, MPA in March 2010 issued market-wide ban for breast
implants of the Poly Implant Prothèse brand. Approximately 4000 women
had received PIP implants implanted in Sweden, globally this figure has
been estimated at about 400, 000.
By scancomark.com Team