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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rakesh Heer,
Dr Jyotsna Shrimankar,
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In both women and men, breast lumps are the most common presentation of breast cancer. The following cases illustrate the pathological entity of granulomatous mastitis, which can present simulating breast cancer - including the first description of this condition in a male. These cases demonstrate the difficulty in clinical diagnosis and emphasizes that although there may be clues from the history, clinical awareness that this condition can mimic breast cancer in all aspects of the triple assessment process should arouse suspicion. The importance of histological diagnosis by core or excision biopsy is stressed, as with accurate diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis there is a mandate to avoid unnecessary surgery. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Heer R, Shrimankar J, Griffith CDM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: The Breast
ISSN (print): 0960-9776
ISSN (electronic): 1532-3080
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
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