Systemic sclerosis and silicone breast implant: a case report and review of the literature.
Psarras A., Gkougkourelas I., Tselios K., Sarantopoulos A., Boura P.
Environmentally induced systemic sclerosis is a well-recognized condition, which is correlated with exposure to various chemical compounds or drugs. However, development of scleroderma-like disease after exposure to silicone has always been a controversial issue and, over time, it has triggered spirited debate whether there is a certain association or not. Herein, we report the case of a 35-year-old female who developed Raynaud's phenomenon and, finally, systemic sclerosis shortly after silicone breast implantation surgery.