Breast - nonmalignant
Inflammatory / infectious
Lupus mastitis

Author: Hind Nassar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 July 2017, last major update April 2010

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PubMed Search: Lupus mastitis [title]

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Definition / general
  • A subset of breast limited lupus panniculitis
Radiology images

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Mammogram, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

Case reports
Treatment
Clinical images

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Breast skin, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

Gross description
  • Usually involves deep subcutis
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Necrotizing vasculitis, fat necrosis with microcalcifications, hyaline sclerosis of adipose
  • Also lymphocytic infiltration surrounding the necrosis, panniculitis and changes of discoid lupus erythematosis in overlying skin (Indian J Radiol Imaging 2009;19:170)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Breast skin, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick



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Various images