CRCM  Vol.2 No.9 , December 2013
Bilateral involvement in patients with granulomatous mastitis: Surgical treatment and case report
Abstract: Introduction: Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is a rare benign histopathologic lesion, associated with tissue inflammation, architectural distortions and heterogeneous parenchymal inflammation upon radiological evaluation. The treatment of GM is controversial, and currently, there is no consensus about the most appropriate therapy. Case Presentation: We presented a unique, atypical GM case with a prolonged disease course that ultimately led to a bilateral mastectomy. A conservative therapeutic approach and limited or wide surgical excisions have failed to prevent unfavorable outcomes in both the initial presentation and recurrent disease. Conclusions: There’re no clear data in the literature delineating persistent recurrences of GM after conservative treatment and multiple surgeries. Obtaining a disease-free surgical margin might be an important prognostic factor for a lasting relapse-free clinical resolution.  
Cite this paper: Orsaria, P. , Sanctis, F. , Esser, A. , Dori, L. , Bonanno, E. , Petrella, G. and Buonomo, O. (2013) Bilateral involvement in patients with granulomatous mastitis: Surgical treatment and case report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 525-529. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.29137.

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