Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is an uncommon benign breast disease diagnosedfrom exclusion. It mimics malignant breast tumor in terms of clinical and imaging features.We hereby report a case of painful lump in the left breast. Mammograms and ultrasoundfindings could not exclude malignant mass. Wide excision was performed and the finalhistopathological diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis was concluded. In conclusion, theclinical and imaging findings of granulomatous mastitis are similar to carcinoma. Tissuediagnosis was very important to distinguish these two entities before starting managementand avoiding unnecessary mastectomy.
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Prueksadee, J; Boonjunwetwat, D; and Chayakulkheeree, J.
"Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: A case report,"
Chulalongkorn Medical Journal: Vol. 54:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/clmjournal/vol54/iss4/6