RE: Breast Implants

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From:Vinnie Della Speranza <>
To:"Weems, Joyce" <>
Date:Wed, 16 Jun 1999 15:56:10 -0500

Sorry we ignored you Joyce.

I can comment on the first item in your post. My preference is to 
turn implants over dry. I really don't see a good reason to place 
them into any solution that likely will have some hazard associated 
with it.

just as an aside although you didn't raise this issue, I think 
patients should be discouraged from picking these things up 
themselves if their interest is in product (implant) failure since 
their evidentiary value may be compromised simply because it might be 
claimed that the patient could have tampered with the device. We 
usually offer to make the implant available to a legal representative 
of the patient who will be more knowledgeable about such matters.
Vinnie Della Speranza 
Technical Director
Anatomic Pathology Laboratories
University Hospital & Medical Center
State University of New York at Stony Brook 11794-7025
(516) 444-8249
fax: (516) 444-3419

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