Bilateral breast tuberculosis – A rare entity

  • Nikhil S Shetty Assistant Professor, Department of General surgery, A.J Shetty Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Vijay P Agrawal Assistant Professor, Dept.of General surgery, NKPSIMS, LMH, Nagpur
  • Ashwin Narasimhaprasad Orthopaedic surgeon, Ashwini hospital, Hoskote, Bangalore, r
Keywords: Tuberculosis, breast, immunocompetent

Abstract

Tuberculosis of the breast is an extremely rare disease. In developing countries, where tuberculosis is endemic, the incidence is 0.25 - 4.5% in contrast to western countries where it is less than 0.1%. The diagnosis is difficult because of nonspecific clinical and radiologic findings. It is usually suspected in a multiparous, lactating woman who may be immunocompromised. Radiological findings simulate malignant lesions of breast. We report an immunocompetent patient, who had no issue and had bilateral breast involvement which is very rare.

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Author Biography

Vijay P Agrawal, Assistant Professor, Dept.of General surgery, NKPSIMS, LMH, Nagpur

Assistant Professor, Department of General surgery,

NKPSIMS, LMH, Nagpur.

Published
2015-04-30
How to Cite
1.
Shetty N, Agrawal V, Narasimhaprasad A. Bilateral breast tuberculosis – A rare entity. IJASR [Internet]. 30Apr.2015 [cited 24Oct.2018];1(3):173-5. Available from: https://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijasr/article/view/1803
Section
Case Report

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