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Breast-nonmalignant

Inflammatory / infectious

Polyarteritis nodosa

 

Reviewer: Hind Nassar, M.D. in January 2009 (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 September 2012, last major update April 2010

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Definition

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● Very rare vasculitis in breast of medium and small vessels

 

Terminology

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● Also called periarteritis nodosa

● See also giant cell arteritis

 

Epidemiology

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Sites

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Etiology

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Clinical features

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Prognostic factors

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Case reports

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● 34 year old woman with presentation as an isolated breast lesion (Br J Dermatol 1999;141:1117)

 

Treatment

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Clinical images

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Gross description (Macroscopy)

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Gross images

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Micro description (Histopathology)

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● Vasculitis of medium and small arteries

● Medium arteries have intimal fibroplasia, fragmentation of internal elastic lamina and inflammatory cellular infiltration

● Small arteries have fibrinoid vasculitis

 

Micro images

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Site unknown-intimal hyperplasia

 

 

                                               

Lower extremity

 

Drawings

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Virtual Slides

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Videos

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Cytology description

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Cytology images

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Positive stains

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Negative stains

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Electron microscopy descriptions

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Electron microscopy images

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Molecular / cytogenetics description

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Molecular / cytogenetics images

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Differential Diagnosis

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● (link to topic)

 

Additional references

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Histopathology 1993;23:535. Int J Surg 2009;7:446

 

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