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J Med Life. 2012 Feb 22;5(1):98-100. Epub 2012 Mar 5.

Primary tubercular abscess of the breast--an unusual entity.

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Department of Surgery, Adesh Institute of Medical Science and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India.

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  • J Med Life. 2012 Jun 12;5(2):247.

Abstract

Primary breast tuberculosis manifested as abscess is a rare entity. We are reporting a case of primary breast tuberculosis, which presented as breast abscess. Abscess was drained and tissue sent for histopathology. To our surprise, diagnosis came as breast tuberculosis. Aspiration cytology was not done, as it is not a routine test for abscess cases. Patient was put on anti- tubercular drugs. In the follow-up of 6 months, she was asymptomatic and advised to continue medicine.

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Extra – pulmonary; lump; management; tuberculosis

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22574095
PMCID:
PMC3307088
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