Title
Axillary lymphadenopathy as a first symptom of diabetic mastopathy Axillary lymphadenopathy as a first symptom of diabetic mastopathy
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
(2009)
ISSN
1757-790X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Diabetic mastopathy is an unusual fibroinflammatory breast lesion that characteristically presents in premenopausal women with long-standing type 1 diabetes mellitus. Patients present with clinically suspicious breast masses or axillary lymph nodes with imaging characteristics indistinguishable from malignancy. Fine needle aspiration is often inadequate and a core biopsy should be performed. Excisional biopsy is not necessary, and annual follow-up is recommended. Recognition of diabetic mastopathy should lead to better care of patients with breast nodules or axillary masses who are diabetic, avoiding surgery for this benign condition.
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