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Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare benign inflammatory disease of the breast that mimics carcinoma of the breast. Its etiology and treatment remain unclear. A retrospective review of nine women with histopathologic diagnosis of IGM was performed. The women had a mean follow-up of 18.7 months and a mean age of 45.7 years (range 32-83 years).(More)
AIMS Twenty-six cases of granulomatous mastitis were examined to determine the common histological and clinical features and the possible association with micro-organisms. METHODS A retrospective review of the clinical and histological features of these cases was undertaken, including granuloma, inflammatory cell infiltrate, multinucleated giant cells,(More)
AIMS Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is an uncommon breast lesion that mimics carcinoma. The fine needle aspiration cytological (FNAC) features of GM have rarely been discussed in the literature. These features are reported in eight histologically confirmed cases of GM. METHODS A retrospective study was undertaken in which a diagnosis of GM had been made on(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to assess the role of imaging and core biopsy in the management of patients with papillary lesions of the breast. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical records and mammographic and sonographic findings of 40 women with papillary lesions in the breast were retrieved. The imaging features and cytologic findings were(More)
OBJECTIVES Tuberculosis of the nasopharynx is uncommon. A large series of 17 cases is reported, and the clinical and pathological features are discussed. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review. METHODS Seventeen archived cases of biopsy-proven nasopharyngeal tuberculosis were reviewed for patient age and sex, presenting complaint and duration, systemic(More)
A significant proportion of ductal carcinomas in situ (DCISs) of the breast diagnosed on core biopsies had invasion upon excision. An assessment of various invasion predictors in the biopsies yielded conflicting results. A cohort of 157 cases with needle core biopsy diagnosed with DCISs (including 109 histologically proven DCISs, and 48 cases with invasion(More)
BACKGROUND Cytological diagnosis of mammary papillary lesions is difficult. AIM To review the previous cytology diagnosis of 23 papillomas and 11 papillary carcinomas and specific cytological features that may assist in differentiating these entities. METHODS The cytology preparations were reviewed for: (i) overall cellularity; (ii) epithelial cell ball(More)
AIMS To assess the accuracy of diagnosing papillary breast lesions in core needle biopsy. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred biopsy specimens of papillary breast lesions were reviewed and compared with the final excisional diagnoses. The discordant biopsy specimens were stained for oestrogen receptor (ER), cytokeratin (CK) 14 and p63, and these specimens(More)
OBJECTIVE Four cases of nasopharyngeal granulomatous inflammation after radiotherapy for undifferentiated carcinoma were analyzed for tuberculosis, and the histologic features were compared. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a retrospective study with analysis of tuberculosis by Ziehl Neelsen staining and polymerase chain reaction analysis for(More)
OBJECTIVE There is an emerging body of research aimed at understanding the determinants of place of death, as where people die may influence the quality of their death. However, little is known about place of death for people of Southern Africa. This study describes place of death (home or hospital) and potential influencing factors (cause of death, age,(More)