Aim of this work was to gain a deeper insight into the analytical profile of the macromolecular and LMW fractions of polymeric silicones present in breast implants. The study was conducted on silicone gel samples from (i) breast prostheses (Poly Implant Prothèse, PIP) explanted from a patient that needed their therapeutical removal, (ii) from a virgin Mc Ghan 410 MX prosthesis and (iii) from a sample of technical-grade non-cohesive silicone. The gels were analysed using rheological techniques, attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FT-IR), nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR), gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and flow injection electrospray mass spectrometry (FI-ESI-MS). Our results demonstrate that, compared to the virgin McGhan gel, the silicone present the PIP prostheses lacks a significant part of the cross-linking sites necessary for the high-cohesive properties of the gel, significant amounts of cholesterol have been absorbed from the breast tissue by the silicone material, demonstrating the lack of impermeability of its elastomer shell. The potential implications and consequences of these analytical results are discussed.
Chemical and physicochemical properties of the high cohesive silicone gel from Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast prostheses after explantation : a preliminary, comparative analytical investigation / G. Beretta, M. Malacco. - In: JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ANALYSIS. - ISSN 0731-7085. - 78-79(2013 May 05), pp. 75-82.
|Titolo:||Chemical and physicochemical properties of the high cohesive silicone gel from Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast prostheses after explantation : a preliminary, comparative analytical investigation|
BERETTA, GIANGIACOMO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||1H NMR; High-cohesive silicone gel; Mass spectrometry; PIP implants; Polydimethylcyclosiloxane|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/08 - Chimica Farmaceutica|
Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica
|Data di pubblicazione:||5-mag-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2013.01.040|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|