Tuberculosis of Breast
Murat Kapan 1 * , Mehmet Toksöz 2, Şule Dönmez Bakır 3, M. Erdal Sak 4, Mehmet Sıddık Evsen 1, Yaşar Bozkurt 1, Akın Önder 1
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1 Dicle University Medical Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2 Yeni Yaşam Hospital, Department of Radiology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
3 Diyarbakır Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Diyarbakir, Turkey
4 Ergani Public Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
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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


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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2010 - Volume 7 Issue 2, pp. 216-219

Publication date: 12 Apr 2010

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