Tubercular Breast Lesion A Great Mimicker of Carcinoma Breast

  • BNK Kumar Department of Radio-diagnosis, Sri Devaraj URS medical college, Kolar-563101,
  • Bhargav Pandya Department of Radio-diagnosis, Sri Devaraj URS medical college, Kolar-563101,
  • D Das Department of Radio-diagnosis, Sri Devaraj URS medical college, Kolar-563101,
  • PN Sheeramulu Department of Surgery, Sri Devaraj URS medical college, Kolar-563101,
Keywords: Breast abscess, Hypoechoic, Mammography, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Breast tuberculosis is uncommon entity with confusing clinical, radiological and even microbiological presentation which is often misdiagnosed as breast carcinoma or breast abscess.1 A 28 year old female patient presented with a swelling in outer quadrant of left breast which resembled carcinoma of breast but on ultrasound a hypoechoic lesion was noted which turned out to be tuberculosis on histopathology.

Conclusion: Breast tuberculosis (TB) is a rare disease typically affecting young lactating multiparous women and can present either as an abscess or as a unilateral, painless breast mass which can easily be confused with carcinoma.2, 3

Nepalese Journal of Radiology / Vol.3 / No.1 / Issue 4 / Jan-June, 2013 / 99-102

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i1.8822

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2013-10-06
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Kumar, B., Pandya, B., Das, D., & Sheeramulu, P. (2013). Tubercular Breast Lesion A Great Mimicker of Carcinoma Breast. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 3(1), 99-102. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i1.8822
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