A case of diabetic mastopathy associated with insulin treatment of short duration after menopause

Kenichi Izumi, Satoko Shiotani, Kanako Inoue, Hitoe Mori, Kouta Yamazaki, Yui Hongou, Satoko Takagi, Hiroko Yamanouchi, Nozomi Kawata, Miyuki Yamaguchi, Kenji Ashida, Keizo Anzai

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Abstract

A 63-year-old Japanese female found an abnormality in her right breast. The tumor gradually increased in size; therefore, surgery was performed, given the possibility of breast cancer. An examination of the dissected tissue showed that the lesion was composed of dense fibrous connective tissue with atrophic ducts and lobules exhibiting perivascular lymphocytic infiltration indicative of diabetic mastopathy. Diabetic mas- topathy is usually associated with long-standing insulin treatment and other diabetic complications, especially in young females. However, these characteristics were not observed in the present case. We herein report this unique case with a discussion of similar cases in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Japan Diabetes Society
Volume57
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Izumi, K., Shiotani, S., Inoue, K., Mori, H., Yamazaki, K., Hongou, Y., ... Anzai, K. (2014). A case of diabetic mastopathy associated with insulin treatment of short duration after menopause. Journal of the Japan Diabetes Society, 57(1), 22-27.