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Ebrahimi-Fard F, Najaf beygi A, Kavyani A, Jalali A. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: report of 3 cases and a review of the literature. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2010; 23 (4) :233-237
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-122-en.html
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , a.najafbeygi@yahoo.com
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  Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a rare, inflammatory, and benign breast disease

  characterized by non-caseating granulomata and microabscesses limited to

  breast lobules. This condition presents as a firm breast mass that is clinically and radiologically indistinguishable from breast cancer, or as multiple or recurrent abscesses, or mastitis in a young non-lactating woman. Almost always, the diagnosis is

  made after surgical interventions to rule out other pathologies as differential diagnoses

  especially tuberculosis which is endemic in our country. We are going to report 3 cases of granulomatous mastitis besides a brief review of the literature. We emphatically recommend that although this entity should be kept in mind as a rare differential diagnosis, it shoud not be considered as the first one.



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