Breast - nonmalignant
Inflammatory / infectious
Tuberculosis


Topic Completed: 1 April 2010

Revised: 14 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Tuberculosis [title] of the breast [title]

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Terminology
  • Also called tuberculous mastitis
Epidemiology
Clinical features
Case reports
Treatment
Clinical images

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Resembles breast carcinoma

Costochondral junction TB

Discoloration of overlying skin multiple sinuses

Gross description
  • Multiple sinuses or fistulas; may have focal discoloration or mass
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Granulomas with Langhans giant cells and caseous necrosis (often)
Microscopic (histologic) images

Granulomatous inflammation and Langhans giant cells

Granulomatous
inflammation of
major lactiferous duct
with epithelial necrosis

Contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick

Ziehl-Neelsen stain+



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Granuloma with central necrosis and epithelioid histiocytes

Suppurative granuloma and inflammatory infiltrate

TB and infiltrating ductal carcinoma

Cytology description
  • Foamy histiocytes, neutrophils, necrotic debris