Granulomatous lobular mastitis: A complex diagnostic and therapeutic problem


AKCAN A., Akyildiz H. Y. , Deneme M. A. , Akgun H. , Aritas Y.

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.30, ss.1403-1409, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00268-005-0476-0
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1403-1409

Özet

Background: Granulomatous lobular mastitis is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the breast. Clinical and radiological features may mimic breast carcinoma. Since this entity was first described, several clinical and pathologic features of the disease have been reported, but diagnostic features and treatment alternatives are still unclear. The purpose of this study is to evaluate diagnostic difficulties and discuss the outcome of surgical treatment in a series of 21 patients with granulomatous lobular mastitis.