Letter to the Editor Regarding: Fleming D, Stone J, Tansley P. Spontaneous Regression and Resolution of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Implications for Research, Diagnosis and Clinical Management. Aesth Plast Surg, 2018
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We read with interest the report of two cases by Dr. Fleming et al. purported to be “spontaneous regression” (case 1) and “spontaneous resolution” (case 2) of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) . In the acknowledgements, the authors note a secondary pathology review was performed at MD Anderson Cancer Center by one of the authors (RNM) undersigned of this letter. Several contentions were asserted by the authors that we feel should be addressed and clarified.
Regarding case 1 highlighted as “spontaneous regression,” we reviewed the cytologic specimens obtained at three time points, January, March, and April, the latter one at the time of capsulectomy. The tumor burden was high in...
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