Tuberculosis of the breast
Kulkarni, S.H.; Tata, H.R. and Jairamaiah, M. (1982) Tuberculosis of the breast. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (4). pp. 242-243.
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Mammary gland is an unusual site for tuberculosis and it appears to have peculiar resistance to tubercular infection. Eighty biopsy proved cases of tuberculosis of the breast are reported. Most of the cases were in 21-30 years age-group. 91.25% patients presented with a lump and 32.5% patients presented with lump and sinus both. Both the breasts were involved in one case. Six cases had associated pulmonary tuberculosis. Eleven patients were lactating. Associated malignancy was found in two cases. Excision followed by chemotherapy was the treatment given.
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