Tuberculosis of Breast
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Dicle University Medical Faculty, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Yeni Yaşam Hospital, Department of Radiology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
Diyarbakır Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Ergani Public Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
Publication date: 2010-04-12
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Murat Kapan   

Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği 21100-Diyarbakır, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2010;7(2):216-219
Breast is one the least common location for tuberculosis (TB) infection and it may mimic breast cancer. Increasing prevalence of TB world¬wide may lead an increase in such uncommon manifestations of TB. In this report, we described two women with breast TB (34 and 28 years-old). Lumpectomy was performed to both patients due to suspicion of malignancy. Histological examination revealed characteristic tubercu-losis granulation tissue including epitheloid cells and Langhans type giant cells. Antituberculous therapy was given to both patients after surgical operation for 6 months and no complication was observed. In conclusion, TB should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of breast masses, especially in endemic tuberculous
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