IDIOPATHIC GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS: A THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE
Dr. Vijay Verma, Dr. Supriya* and Dr. Ravi Verma
Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is a rare benign chronic inflammatory breast disease that affects women of childbearing age with a history of breastfeeding. GM presents with variable clinical presentations, and its diagnosis is usually made by exclusion. There are no clear guidelines for the management of GM. Since the first description of the disease, it has proved itself to be a great diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. It usually presents as a breast mass that can greatly mimic breast cancer .The only way to reach a definitive diagnosis is by core needle biopsy and histology. This manuscript describes the management of a patient with recurrent idiopathic GM at our setting. The patient was treated with a combination of steroids and antibiotics.
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