About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

WHO Renders Guidelines Over Disputed Breast Implants

by Nancy Needhima on January 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Font : A-A+

WHO Renders Guidelines Over Disputed Breast Implants

On Tuesday the World Health Organisation (WHO) interceded for the first time in the global agitation over faulty breast implants, urging women with implants to get medical advice in case of any concern.

"Persons with PIP or M-Implant prostheses should consult their doctor or surgeon if they suspect rupture, have pain or inflammation or any other concerns," UN's health agency said, referring to the brands implicated in the controversy.

Advertisement

"Affected persons and physicians should take note of their national health authority recommendations and act accordingly," it said in a "Global Alert and Response" statement issued on its website.

Around 300,000 women in 65 countries are believed to have received implants made by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a now-defunct manufacturer in southern France, although some figures are much higher.
Advertisement

France, Germany and the Czech Republic have recommended that the devices be removed as a precaution but Britain has said it will not follow suit.

The prostheses were withdrawn from the European market in 2010 after France's health watchdog discovered they were made from sub-standard, industrial-grade gel.

The WHO said data about adverse events from the implants was sketchy and hoped for stronger reporting of episodes in order to get a clearer picture.

"While the rupture rate of PIP prostheses was observed to be higher than expected in France, rates reported by other national authorities vary," it noted.

The WHO statement links to health recommendations issued by 28 countries.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge About Chromosomes?
Eating During Sunlight Hours Minimizes Mood Vulnerabilities
Know More About the Digestive System
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Mastitis Breasts - Structures and Types Breast Lumps Breast Lumps-Screening Breast Enhancement Oil 

Most Popular on Medindia

Selfie Addiction Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements Iron Intake Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Drug Side Effects Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Post-Nasal Drip Drug Interaction Checker
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

WHO Renders Guidelines Over Disputed Breast Implants Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests