Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: a diagnostic dilemma for the breast radiologist

Sripathi, Smiti and Ayachit, Anurag and Bala, Archana and Rajagopal, KV and Kumar, Sandeep (2016) Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: a diagnostic dilemma for the breast radiologist. Insights Imaging, 7 (4). pp. 523-529.

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Abstract

Background: Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the breast, which is often difficult to differentiate both clinically and radiologically from infectious aetiologies such as tuberculosis, fungal infections, and also from malignancy, thus posing a diagnostic dilemma.We present a pictorial review of the commonly encountered imaging findings in idiopathic granulomatous mastitis on mammography and ultrasound. Materials and methods :Mammographic and ultrasound findings of histopathologically proven cases of granulomatous mastitis are discussed. Conclusion :Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis has varied and non-specific appearances on ultrasound and mammography. Histopathology is essential to establish diagnosis. Teaching Points • Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis often poses a diagnostic dilemma for the radiologist by mimicking malignancy. • It has varied and non-specific appearances on mammography and ultrasound. • Histopathology is mandatory to establish the diagnosis and decide management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Granulomatous ; Mastitis ; Ultrasound ; Mammography ;Histopathology.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2017 04:08
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2017 04:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148561

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