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J Cutan Pathol. 2009 Jun;36(6):689-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2008.01102.x. Epub 2009 Feb 4.

Systemic therapy as a first choice treatment for idiopathic granulomatous mastitis.

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Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.


Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis clinically and histologically mimics an inflammatory carcinoma. A correct approach including ultrasound, clinical and histological analysis can safely identify a patient with this pathology, orienting to adequate therapy with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs and leaving the surgical approach only for case unresponsive to medical therapy.

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