Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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

Primary tuberculosis of breast: A case series


Anand A Bhosale, Avinash R Joshi, Amrut V Ashturkar, Gayatri S Pathak 
 Department of Pathology, Shrimati Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Narhe, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Amrut V Ashturkar
Department of Pathology, S K Navale Medical College, Narhe, Pune - 411 041
India

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«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Bhosale AA, Joshi AR, Ashturkar AV, Pathak GS. Primary tuberculosis of breast: A case series.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:262-264


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Bhosale AA, Joshi AR, Ashturkar AV, Pathak GS. Primary tuberculosis of breast: A case series. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Feb 18 ];5:262-264
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