An entity mimicking inflammatory breast carcinoma: Granulomatous mastitis
Nihal Uslu
Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.
DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2013.24067   PDF   HTML   XML   2,650 Downloads   4,126 Views  


Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is a chronic inflammatory breast disease. This pathology was first described by Kersler and Wolloch in 1972 [1]. It is an uncommon cause of a breast mass [2-5]. Awareness of this entity is crucial, because it can clinically and radiologically mimic breast carcinoma, fibroadenoma or fibrocystic changes [3]. It has several appearances radiologically also; biopsy still remains the only way for final diagnoses. Here we present a woman with a breast mass. Our aim is to show ultrasound, mammography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of GM by reviewing the literature.

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Uslu, N. (2013) An entity mimicking inflammatory breast carcinoma: Granulomatous mastitis. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 246-248. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.24067.

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