Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis. Report of a case clinically and mammographically simulating breast carcinoma

Pathologica. 1994 Apr;86(2):222-3.


A case of bilateral idiopathic granulomatous mastitis in a 67-year-old woman is described. The clinical presentation and mammographic findings raised strong suspicions of malignancy, excluded by the histological examination, which made it possible also to rule out possible known causes of granulomatous inflammation of the breast.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Granuloma / diagnosis*
  • Granuloma / diagnostic imaging
  • Granuloma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Mammography
  • Mastitis / diagnosis*
  • Mastitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Mastitis / surgery