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Imaging of tuberculosis of the breast: 21 cases and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  22008163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This study was conducted to assess the mammographic and sonographic features of tuberculosis (TB) of the breast seen at the Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa. The study is a retrospective review of patients who presented to the mammography department with breast symptoms subsequently diagnosed as TB or 'highly suspicious for TB'. The search of records extended over a period of 6 years (2002-2008). The search identified 21 patients who met the criteria. Patient characteristics, clinical presentation and radiological features have been analysed. The most common presentation of TB of the breast was an oedematous breast secondary to enlarged unilateral axillary lymph nodes. Only 33% of the patients presented with a palpable breast mass as the primary complaint. The significance of TB associated breast disease lies in recognising the disease entity as it can mimic breast cancer or pyogenic breast abscess.
Authors:
Debra Meerkotter; Keren Spiegel; Liesl Shirley Page-Shipp
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1754-9485     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101469340     Medline TA:  J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
Affiliation:
Regional Imaging Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Department of Radiology, Helen Joseph Hospital and the University of the Witwatersrand Right to Care - Treating AIDS Seriously, Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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