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Surgeon calls for removal of all faulty breast implants

A surgeon advising the government has called for the removal of all faulty breast implants, following a health scare in France.

Tim Goodacre, a member of a panel looking at products made by French firm PIP, said the reported risk of rupture was "quite out of the ordinary".

The government said the failure rate was 1%, but private clinic Transform believes it could be up to 7%.

Jon Brain reports.

  • 02 Jan 2012
  • From the section Health
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