Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2011;30(4): 307-310.
Diffuse Type Primary Mycobacterium Tuberculosis of the Breast: A Case Report.
Hyun A Kim, Bong Joo Kang, Sung Hun Kim, Hnana Kim, Ah Won Lee
1Department of Radiology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. lionmain@catholic.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
  Published online: December 1, 2011.
ABSTRACT
Tuberculous mastitis is a rare manifestation of mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. It mimics inflammatory breast cancer or other pyogenic inflammations. In most of the tuberculous mastitis reports, coexisting or prior tuberculosis infection and secondary infection of the breast by direct spread via axillary or cervical lymphadenopathy, or hematogenous spread have been noted. We describe the mammographic and ultrasonographic findings of a case of diffuse type mycobacterium tuberculosis of the breast showing diffuse edema which was confirmed as tuberculosis through biopsy and had no evidence of old or concurrent pulmonary tuberculosis on chest computed tomography.
Keywords: Tuberculosis; Mastitis; Mammography; Ultrasound (US)
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