Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis lesion mimicking inflammatory breast cancer

Nzegwu, Martin A.; Agu, Kenneth A.; Amaraegbulam, Peace I.
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/19/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 13, p1822
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of a 30-year-old schoolteacher who was diagnosed to have idiopathic granulomatous mastitis lesion mimicking inflammatory breast cancer in Canada. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis or postlactational tumoral granulomatous mastitis usually appears during lactation as a firm, discrete, unilateral mass, and accounts for 0.44%-1.6% of all breast biopsy specimens. Management ranges from conservative measures to the use of corticosteroids and, rarely, excision.


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