Fasciolosis (liver fluke) of the breast in a male patient: a case report

Breast. 2006 Feb;15(1):103-5. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2005.02.009. Epub 2005 Jul 18.


Fasciolosis is an uncommon disease in this region, as are parasitic infections of the breast. This report describes a 56-year-old man with a previous history of liver abscess presenting with a painful breast mass. He underwent a mastectomy and is well. The pathological findings revealed chronic granulomatous mastitis with Fasciola spp. ova. The literature on this very rare condition is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fascioliasis / pathology
  • Fascioliasis / surgery*
  • Granuloma / parasitology*
  • Granuloma / pathology
  • Granuloma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastitis / parasitology*
  • Mastitis / pathology
  • Mastitis / surgery*
  • Middle Aged