Breast granulomatosis with polyangiitis mimicking breast cancer

M. C. Mengoli, M. Ragazzi, F. Lococo, M. A. Mengoli, M. C. Balli, A. Marchioni, G. Rossi

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Abstract

Inflammatory lesions of the breast encompass primary reactive processes and local manifestation of systemic diseases. They are very rare and they are generally treated without resort to biopsy. Nevertheless they could be clinically challenge mimicking malignant process and needing surgery to reach a correct diagnosis. Here we describe a rare case of breast granulomatosis with polyangiitis, which presented with radiological and clinical alarming features that immediately raised the suspicious of malignancy leading to breast-conserving surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-407
Number of pages3
JournalPathologica
Volume109
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Breast
  • C-ANCA
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  • Wegener's granulomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Mengoli, M. C., Ragazzi, M., Lococo, F., Mengoli, M. A., Balli, M. C., Marchioni, A., & Rossi, G. (2017). Breast granulomatosis with polyangiitis mimicking breast cancer. Pathologica, 109(4), 405-407.