A young lady with secondary tuberculosis of breast.

Islam, Ariful, Gafur, MA, Khan, SA, Karim, MR, Mohiuddin, M and Jahan, S 2010, A young lady with secondary tuberculosis of breast., Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 618-621.

Title A young lady with secondary tuberculosis of breast.
Author(s) Islam, ArifulORCID iD for Islam, Ariful orcid.org/0000-0002-9210-3351
Gafur, MA
Khan, SA
Karim, MR
Mohiuddin, M
Jahan, S
Journal name Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 618
End page 621
Total pages 4
Publisher Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh
Publication date 2010-01-01
ISSN 1022-4742
Summary Tuberculosis of breast is an extremly rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis even in endemic area like Bangladesh and the incidence is 0.25-4.5% of all breast lesions. The diagnosis is difficult because of nonspecific clinical, radiological and histopathological findings. Very often biopsy specimens are inadequate and microscopy or culture is negative. It is usually suspected in a multiparous woman who may be immunocompromised. We report a case of breast tuberculosis in a 26 years old multiparous lady who previously present with two times attack of right sided breast lump and then diagnosed as a case of breast abscess and treated by incision and drainage with antibiotics in a nearby local hospital. During her third time attack she admitted into Mymensingh Medical College Hospital with right sided breast lump with multiple discharging sinuses for one month. Biopsy was taken from the lump and sinus tract and histopathological report confirmed the diagnosis as a case of tuberculosis of breast. Her X-ray chest showed tubercular lesion in lungs. So this is a case of secondary breast tuberculosis. This case highlights how difficult is the diagnosis of a case of breast tuberculosis for which the patient may require even mastectomy at very late case. So this case is reported.
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