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Primary breast tuberculosis masquerading as carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18204757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although tuberculosis is a very common disease in endemic areas, isolated involvement of the breast is very rare. Any form of tuberculous mastitis may present with features of malignancy. Diagnosis is mainly based on identification of tubercle bacilli. We report a 50-year-old woman with primary tuberculous abscess of the breast which simulated carcinoma on mammography, and describe the importance of ultrasonography in differentiating abscess from malignancy.
K S Madhusudhan; S Gamanagatti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-21     Completed Date:  2008-04-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e3-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India.
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MeSH Terms
Breast / pathology
Breast Diseases / diagnosis*
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Carcinoma / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential*
Mammography / methods
Mastitis / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Tuberculosis / diagnosis*
Ultrasonography, Mammary / methods

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