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[Two sisters with breast tuberculosis].

Authors
  • Akbaba, Belma1
  • Baran, Ateş
  • Yalçinsoy, Murat
  • Güngör, Sinem
  • Akkaya, Esen
  • 1 Süreyyapaşa Chest Disease and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. [email protected] , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tuberkuloz ve toraks
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
55
Issue
4
Pages
395–399
Identifiers
PMID: 18224509
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Breast tuberculosis is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Two sisters diagnosed with mammary tuberculosis and having a family history concerning pulmonary tuberculosis in other siblings were presented in this study; and thereby breast tuberculosis was discussed by evaluating similar cases of breast tuberculosis published in our country. The ultrasonography examinations of the cases (26/F, 27/F) with history of mass, enlargement, pain and discharge complaints were reported as being consistent with fibrotic mastopathy and inflammation. Patients having the diagnosis of breast tuberculosis after the excisional biopsy were undergone HRZE treatment. After the antituberculosis regimen, a complete resolution of the lesion in the breast was observed in our first case which had concurrent pulmonary tuberculosis. The lesion of our second subject who had isolated mammary tuberculosis showed marked improvement. Our cases are still being followed up without any complaints. In conclusion, breast tuberculosis should become a part of differential diagnosis of breast diseases in populations with high incidence of tuberculosis as our country.

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