Granulomatous mastitis diagnosed and followed up by fine-needle aspiration cytology, and successfully treated by corticosteroid therapy: Report of a case

Norihiro Sato, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Naoto Kozaki, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Syoji Kuroki, Yuji Nakafusa, Masayuki Ota, Kazuo Chijiiwa, Masao Tanaka

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A 36-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a rapidly growing lump in her left breast. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of the mass revealed many epithelioid cells admixed with multinucleated Langhans-type giant cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and stromal cells, leading to a diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis. This report describes the clinical course of this patient in whom granulomatous mastitis was successfully treated with corticosteroid therapy. Special reference is made to the usefulness of FNA cytology in the diagnosis and follow-up of this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-733
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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