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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-84

Scrofulous swelling of the bosom masquerading as cancer


Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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A Srivastava
Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.124331

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Tuberculosis of breast is very rare with an incidence of 0.1-0.5%. It can be primary or secondary. Except in patients presenting with sinuses, it is a challenge to diagnose it. A 40 year old premenopausal lady presented with breast lump increasing in size for 3 months. Mammogram showed a lesion suspicious of malignancy and trucut biopsy showed necrotic material only. Intraoperatively there was caseous necrosis and the tract from breast was extending to rib. It is a rare case with few case reports been reported where a rib tuberculosis presents as a breast lump rather than retromammary abscess.






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