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BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Apr 22;2015. pii: bcr2014208586. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-208586.

Breast lumps: a rare site for rheumatoid nodules.

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1
Department of Medicine, Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme, UK.
2
Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
3
County Hospital, Stafford, UK.

Abstract

Granulomatous mastitis (GM) of the breast is a rare benign inflammatory disease and its presentation closely mimics breast cancer. Its diagnosis is mainly based on histology and there is no consensus agreement regarding its management. We report a case of a 60-year-old woman presenting with a right breast lump associated with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and raised rheumatoid factor. Following triple assessment (history and examination, imaging and biopsy), GM was diagnosed and she was treated conservatively.

PMID:
25903203
PMCID:
PMC4420808
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2014-208586
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