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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2013 pp 214-215

Case Report

Tuberculosis of Breast….Delays in Diagnosis!


Manoj Togale1, Manisha More2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Diagnosis of tuberculosis breast is of rarity with incidence of between 1 -5% in India. Most of the cases of TB breast are mistaken with abscess and carcinoma. It usually seen in young lactating multiparous women. We report a case of tuberculous mastitis in young multiparous woman who presented with chronic unilateral breast swelling, earlier diagnosed as a galactocele by FNAC treated conservatively but in view of persistence of swelling followed by repeat FNAC showed a tuberculous mastitis .Patient was treated with anti-tuberculous drugs showing a good response with resolution of swelling and symptoms. Clinical suspicion is always what is required in these patients especially in developing countries with endemic tuberculosis.