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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 262-264

Primary tuberculosis of breast: A case series

Department of Pathology, Shrimati Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Narhe, Pune, India

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Amrut V Ashturkar
Department of Pathology, S K Navale Medical College, Narhe, Pune - 411 041
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.98634

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Though the incidence of tuberculosis is high in India, primary tuberculosis of breast is extremely rare. Tuberculosis of breast often mimics breast cancers clinically. We are reporting here five cases of primary tuberculosis of breast presented with painless breast lumps. Diagnosis was done by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of breast lump by the presence of epitheloid cell granulomas, caseation, Langhan's type of giant cells and in two cases by the presence of acid-fast bacilli. All these cases responded to six month anti-tuberculosis regimen.

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