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formerly Central European Journal of Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Darzynkiewicz, Zbigniew

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Volume 6, Issue 5


Volume 10 (2015)

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

Thomai Stavrogianni / Elisavet Psoma / Olga Nikolaidou / Ekaterini Xinou / Persefoni Xirou / Melanie Koumpanaki / Eleni Karoglou / Dimitra Panagiotopoulou
Published Online: 2011-08-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0068-3


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.

Keywords: Breast imaging; Breast sarcoidosis; Malignancy; Mammography; Pathology specimen

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Published Online: 2011-08-09

Published in Print: 2011-10-01

Citation Information: Open Medicine, Volume 6, Issue 5, Pages 537–540, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0068-3.

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