CLINICAL PROFILE AND OUTCOME OF TUBERCULAR MASTITIS - A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY AT PRAVARA RURAL HOSPITAL, LONI.

Dr. Simran Arshad Shaikh, Dr. Meena Hussain Shaikh

Abstract


Tubercular mastitis is rare, difficult to diagnose and mistaken for cancer or abscess.In this retrospective study 7 cases of bilateral tubercular
mastitis were encountered over a period of 6 years. The presentation was a breast abscess with sinus in 1 case, breast abscess in 4 cases, and
lump in breast in 2 cases. There was no axillary lymphadenopathy. Diagnosis was confirmed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) or
Z.N. staining. Antitubercular Cat I therapy formed the main stay of treatment.It is difficult to diagnose and are mostly misdiagnosed as Breast
cancer or abscesses. Only 7 cases of mammary tuberculosis were reported in this 8 year - retrospective study sprofile, outcome of bilateral
tubercular mastitis were studied.


Keywords


Primary, Mastitis, Z. N. Stain.

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