Inflammatory pseudotumor of the breast: a case report with imaging findings

Korean J Radiol. 2009 Sep-Oct;10(5):515-8. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2009.10.5.515. Epub 2009 Aug 25.


Inflammatory pseudotumor, also known as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor and plasma cell granuloma, is an uncommon low-grade lesion composed of spindle cells admixed with mature plasma cells and other inflammatory cells, such as histiocytes, lymphocytes, and eosinophils. Here, we describe the mammographic and ultrasonographic findings of a case of an inflammatory pseudotumor of the breast in a 60-year-old woman. With the suspicion of malignancy, core needle biopsy and surgical excision confirmed the mass as being an inflammatory pseudotumor of the breast.

Keywords: Breast; Inflammatory pseudotumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Breast Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Breast Diseases / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell / diagnostic imaging*
  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell / pathology
  • Humans
  • Mammography
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography, Mammary