Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis - Report Of A Case With A Brief Review Of Literature 2913-2917
Dr Deepa Hatwal, Health care Centre, Upper Bazar, Near Gurudwara,Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand,
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a rare inflammatory disorder which is characterized by the presence of non-caseating granulomas within the breast lobules, in which no organisms are found. It is hypothesized that the disease is a hypersensitivity reaction to the lobular epithelium and its contents. Though it is frequently reported from western countries, very few cases have been described from India. It affects only parous women and clinically mimics inflammatory breast carcinoma and tubercular mastitis. FNAC alone is not sufficient for the diagnosis and this can only be confirmed by an open biopsy. We report here, a case of granulomatous lobular mastitis in a 25 year old lactating female patient.