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Breast Care (Basel). 2009;4(6):401-402. Epub 2009 Dec 16.

Nodular Fasciitis of the Breast Previously Misdiagnosed as Breast Carcinoma.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, Istanbul University, Turkey.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Nodular fasciitis of the breast is a rare benign pathology that can mimic breast cancer clinically, radiologically, and histopathologically.

CASE REPORT:

An 18-year-old female patient had first visited a physician in a different center with the complaint of a lump in her left breast. Breast examination had revealed a palpable mass located in the left upper outer quadrant. Ultrasonography had demonstrated a hypoechoic lesion. Excisional biopsy of the lump had been performed and histopathologic examination misdiagnosed this lump as a mesenchymal tumor. The patient was then referred to our clinic for further investigations. Pathologic revision was performed and the diagnosis of nodular fasciitis of the breast was established.

CONCLUSION:

Awareness of this rare clinical entity, nodular fasciitis, in the breast eliminates the misdiagnosis of breast cancer.

PMID:
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PMC2942004
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