Aetiology of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis.

  title={Aetiology of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis.},
  author={Fatih Altıntoprak and Taner Kivilcim and Orhan Veli Ozkan},
  journal={World journal of clinical cases},
  volume={2 12},
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a rare chronic inflammatory lesion of the breast that can clinically and radiographically mimic breast carcinoma. The most common clinical presentation is an unilateral, discrete breast mass, nipple retraction and even a sinus formation often associated with an inflammation of the overlying skin. The etiology of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is still obscure. Its treatment remains controversial. The cause may be the autoimmune process, infection, a… CONTINUE READING