The Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) is a Commonwealth Government health initiative that records information on surgeries involving breast devices, such as breast implants. Managed by Monash University, the ABDR is endorsed by major surgical societies in Australia.

To identify and report on possible trends and complications associated with breast device surgery; to track the long-term safety and performance of implantable breast devices; and to identify best surgical practice and optimal patient health outcomes.

Your information makes an invaluable contribution to the ABDR. We are a long-term project to help safeguard the health of people undergoing breast device surgery. For many patients the ABDR provides peace of mind that their device details are recorded.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration) update on breast devices

20 September 2022: The TGA advised of emerging reports from the US, of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas found in the capsule or scar tissue around breast implants. These are not the same as BIA-ALCL and they are not breast cancers. The TGA wrote, ‘The risk of squamous cell carcinoma and other lymphomas occurring in the tissue around breast implants appears to be extremely rare.’  Read in full.

TGA information about breast implants and Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare type of cancer of the immune system. It is not breast cancer. The TGA has a dedicated breast implant hub with information about BIA-ALCL for consumers and information for health professionals and a summary of announcements, including links to TGA webinars.

As of 1 December 2021,  suppliers of implantable devices are required to provide two forms of patient information materials about the device: Patient Information Card (PIC) and Patient Information Leaflet (PIL).

Safer Care Victoria

Provides information about BIA-ALCL for the Victorian public.

ABDR Contributors

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Patients

Australia Wide

Contact the ABDR
1800 998 722

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Contributing Surgeons