CASE REPORT
Tuberculosis of Breast
 
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Dicle University Medical Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Yeni Yaşam Hospital, Department of Radiology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
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Diyarbakır Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Ergani Public Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
Publish date: 2010-04-12
 
Eur J Gen Med 2010;7(2):216–219
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ABSTRACT:
Breast is one the least common location for tuberculosis (TB) infection and it may mimic breast cancer. Increasing prevalence of TB world¬wide may lead an increase in such uncommon manifestations of TB. In this report, we described two women with breast TB (34 and 28 years-old). Lumpectomy was performed to both patients due to suspicion of malignancy. Histological examination revealed characteristic tubercu-losis granulation tissue including epitheloid cells and Langhans type giant cells. Antituberculous therapy was given to both patients after surgical operation for 6 months and no complication was observed. In conclusion, TB should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of breast masses, especially in endemic tuberculous
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Murat Kapan   
Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği 21100-Diyarbakır, Turkey
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