A case of breast cholesterol granuloma accompanied by cancer

Chizu Furuhira, Akira Ohshima, Kazuo Shimada, Syoji Kuroki, Kenji Nakano, Mikimasa Ishikawa, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Masao Tanaka

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Abstract

Cholesterol granuloma of the breast is a very rare benign disease with clinical and imaging features that are often indistinguishable from cancer preoperatively. We report a case of breast cholesterol granulama accompanied by cancer. The patient was a 78-year-old woman who complained of a lump in her right breast. Mammography and ultrasonography showed a well-circumscribed mass. Fine needle aspiration cytology showed many cholesterol crystals and inflammatory cells without malignancy. With a diagnosis of cholesterol granuloma, tumor extirpation was performed. Histopathologic examination revealed cholesterol granuloma together with breast cancer, and additional partial mastectomy was subsequently performed. It is noted that breast cholesterol granuloma could be accompanied by cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Cancer
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2004

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Cholesterol
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Mammography
Rare Diseases
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Ultrasonography
Breast Neoplasms

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  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Furuhira, C., Ohshima, A., Shimada, K., Kuroki, S., Nakano, K., Ishikawa, M., ... Tanaka, M. (2004). A case of breast cholesterol granuloma accompanied by cancer. Breast Cancer, 11(2), 210-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02968304

A case of breast cholesterol granuloma accompanied by cancer. / Furuhira, Chizu; Ohshima, Akira; Shimada, Kazuo; Kuroki, Syoji; Nakano, Kenji; Ishikawa, Mikimasa; Yamamoto, Hidetaka; Tanaka, Masao.

In: Breast Cancer, Vol. 11, No. 2, 01.04.2004, p. 210-213.

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Furuhira, C, Ohshima, A, Shimada, K, Kuroki, S, Nakano, K, Ishikawa, M, Yamamoto, H & Tanaka, M 2004, 'A case of breast cholesterol granuloma accompanied by cancer', Breast Cancer, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 210-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02968304
Furuhira C, Ohshima A, Shimada K, Kuroki S, Nakano K, Ishikawa M et al. A case of breast cholesterol granuloma accompanied by cancer. Breast Cancer. 2004 Apr 1;11(2):210-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02968304
Furuhira, Chizu ; Ohshima, Akira ; Shimada, Kazuo ; Kuroki, Syoji ; Nakano, Kenji ; Ishikawa, Mikimasa ; Yamamoto, Hidetaka ; Tanaka, Masao. / A case of breast cholesterol granuloma accompanied by cancer. In: Breast Cancer. 2004 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 210-213.
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