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Diaforodiagnostic dilemma of a breast tumor in a patient with known history of chest sarcoidosis: a diagnostic approach

  • Thomai Stavrogianni EMAIL logo , Elisavet Psoma , Olga Nikolaidou , Ekaterini Xinou , Persefoni Xirou , Melanie Koumpanaki , Eleni Karoglou and Dimitra Panagiotopoulou
From the journal Open Medicine


Breast sarcoidosis is extremely rare, substantially less frequent than other extrapulmonary manifestations of sarcoidosis. It can mimic a benign or malignant tumor of the breast. We describe the case of a patient with a history of pulmonary sarcoidosis referred to our hospital for a screening mammography. Mammographic findings raised the suspicion for a breast mass. An additional breast ultrasound and fine -needle aspiration biopsy were performed. Finally, patient underwent a excisional biopsy of the left breast and the histopathological report revealed sarcoidosis.

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Published Online: 2011-8-9
Published in Print: 2011-10-1

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