Title
Idiopathic ganulomatous mastitis Idiopathic ganulomatous mastitis
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London :BMJ Pub. Group ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
BMJ case reports. - London, 2008, currens
Volume/pages
(2012)
ISSN
1757-790X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare chronic benign disease of the breast. Histologically, the disease presents as an inflammatory reaction with non-caseating granulomas considered characteristic for IGM. IGM is often confused with breast cancer or mastitis with abcedations, and is treated with surgery which involves mutilation of the breast. Although no consensus exists on the best treatment modality, the use of low-dose oral and topical steroids has proven efficacy.
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