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Rev Med Interne. 2007 May;28(5):336-8. Epub 2007 Jan 26.

[Mammary hydatid cyst diagnosed by fine needle aspiration].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Laboratoire d'anatomie et de cytologie pathologiques, CHU Habib-Bourguiba, 3029 Sfax, Tunisie.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Echinococcal involvement of the breast is extremely rare and usually not included in the differential diagnosis of breast lumps.

OBSERVATION:

This is an unreported case of a 56-year-old woman who came with a 3 cm mammary mass. Mammography showed a dense well-circumscribed lesion with calcifications. The diagnosis was established by fine needle aspiration and confirmed by pathological study.

CONCLUSION:

Hydatid cyst of the breast is rare. The diagnosis by fine needle aspiration is controversial. The treatment is based on complete excision of the cyst.

PMID:
17306424
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