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Venezuela Extends PIP Breast Implants Removal

by Nancy Needhima on December 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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Venezuela Extends PIP Breast Implants Removal

Free removal of French-made breast implants PIP is offered by Venezuela's public health service fearing risk of rupturing, Health Minister Eugenia Sader said on Tuesday.

"Patients who wish to have breast implants made by the French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) may head to hospitals with plastic surgery units to have them removed at no cost," state news agency AVN quoted Sader as saying.

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France's health ministry has advised 30,000 women in France with PIP implants to have them removed, saying that while there is no proven cancer risk, the prostheses could rupture.

Any woman who declines the removal must have a breast scan every six months, the ministry added.

Prosecutors in Marseille, near PIP's home base of Seyne-sur-Mer, have received more than 2,000 complaints from French women who received the implants, and have opened a criminal investigation into the firm.

Documents obtained by AFP showed tens of thousands of women in more than 65 countries, mainly in South America and western Europe, received implants produced by PIP.

Source: AFP
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