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Acta Cytol. 1998 May-Jun;42(3):716-20.

Cytologic features of granulomatous mastitis. Report of a case with fine needle aspiration cytology and immunocytochemical findings.

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  • 1Department of Cytopathology, Saiseikai Shiga Hospital, Imperial Gift Foundation, Inc., Ritto, Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Granulomatous mastitis, a rare condition of unknown etiology, affects women of childbearing age and clinically simulates breast carcinoma.

CASE:

Granulomatous mastitis of the breast in a 32-year-old female was studied by fine needle aspiration cytology. Aspirated material was quite cellular and consisted of epithelioid histiocytes, lymphocytes, plasma cells, neutrophils and multinucleated Langhans-type giant cells. However, no cheesy, necrotic material in the background was noted.

CONCLUSION:

Granulomatous mastitis, although infrequently reported, appears to have rather characteristic cellular features that may allow its recognition.

PMID:
9622693
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