Corticosteroid treatment in the management of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis to avoid unnecessary surgery

@article{Mizrakli2014CorticosteroidTI,
  title={Corticosteroid treatment in the management of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis to avoid unnecessary surgery},
  author={Tulay Mizrakli and Mehmet Velidedeoğlu and Mucahit Yemisen and Birgul Mete and Fahrettin Kiliç and Halit Dilsad Yilmaz and Tulin Ozturk and Reşat Ozaras and Fatih Aydoğan and Asiye Perek},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={457-465}
}
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare benign inflammatory disease of the breast. It can mimic breast carcinoma clinically and radiologically, and usually affects females of childbearing age. There is no commonly accepted optimal treatment for IGM. In this study, we present the clinical and histopathological features and outcomes of the therapeutic management of IGM, as well as the clinical course of the disease when patients were treated with oral corticosteroids. This retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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