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Recurrent bilateral breast abscess due to nontuberculous mycobacterial infection.

Yoo H, Choi SH, Kim YJ, Kim SJ, Cho YU, Choi SJ - J Breast Cancer (2014)

Bottom Line: Since recurrent bilateral breast infection due to nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) is rare, its diagnosis is easily overlooked; in addition, complete recovery is often difficult to achieve.We report a case of recurrent bilateral infection in a 35-year-old woman who had completed treatment for NTM.Although various infectious diseases show similar clinical conditions and imaging findings, recurrences should raise suspicion of NTM infection, and this possibility should be considered in differential diagnoses.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Inha University Hospital, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Since recurrent bilateral breast infection due to nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) is rare, its diagnosis is easily overlooked; in addition, complete recovery is often difficult to achieve. We report a case of recurrent bilateral infection in a 35-year-old woman who had completed treatment for NTM. Although various infectious diseases show similar clinical conditions and imaging findings, recurrences should raise suspicion of NTM infection, and this possibility should be considered in differential diagnoses.

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B-mode gray scale ultrasonography of the left breast. (A) Ultrasonogram shows an approximately 2.8 cm ill-defined and partially multilobulating contoured mass with heterogeneous internal echogenicity in the subareolar area. (B) Additional findings of diffuse edematous changes in the left breast, with marked heterogeneous underlying parenchymal echogenicity and skin thickening.
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Figure 1: B-mode gray scale ultrasonography of the left breast. (A) Ultrasonogram shows an approximately 2.8 cm ill-defined and partially multilobulating contoured mass with heterogeneous internal echogenicity in the subareolar area. (B) Additional findings of diffuse edematous changes in the left breast, with marked heterogeneous underlying parenchymal echogenicity and skin thickening.

Mentions: We performed routine breast ultrasonography, which revealed a 2.8 cm, ill-defined, partially multilobulating contoured mass with heterogeneous internal echogenicity in the subareolar area, with diffuse edema of the left breast (Figure 1). No significant vascularity was observed. Several small lymph nodes less than 1 cm in short diameter were visible in the left axilla level I.


Recurrent bilateral breast abscess due to nontuberculous mycobacterial infection.

Yoo H, Choi SH, Kim YJ, Kim SJ, Cho YU, Choi SJ - J Breast Cancer (2014)

B-mode gray scale ultrasonography of the left breast. (A) Ultrasonogram shows an approximately 2.8 cm ill-defined and partially multilobulating contoured mass with heterogeneous internal echogenicity in the subareolar area. (B) Additional findings of diffuse edematous changes in the left breast, with marked heterogeneous underlying parenchymal echogenicity and skin thickening.
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Figure 1: B-mode gray scale ultrasonography of the left breast. (A) Ultrasonogram shows an approximately 2.8 cm ill-defined and partially multilobulating contoured mass with heterogeneous internal echogenicity in the subareolar area. (B) Additional findings of diffuse edematous changes in the left breast, with marked heterogeneous underlying parenchymal echogenicity and skin thickening.
Mentions: We performed routine breast ultrasonography, which revealed a 2.8 cm, ill-defined, partially multilobulating contoured mass with heterogeneous internal echogenicity in the subareolar area, with diffuse edema of the left breast (Figure 1). No significant vascularity was observed. Several small lymph nodes less than 1 cm in short diameter were visible in the left axilla level I.

Bottom Line: Since recurrent bilateral breast infection due to nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) is rare, its diagnosis is easily overlooked; in addition, complete recovery is often difficult to achieve.We report a case of recurrent bilateral infection in a 35-year-old woman who had completed treatment for NTM.Although various infectious diseases show similar clinical conditions and imaging findings, recurrences should raise suspicion of NTM infection, and this possibility should be considered in differential diagnoses.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Inha University Hospital, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Since recurrent bilateral breast infection due to nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) is rare, its diagnosis is easily overlooked; in addition, complete recovery is often difficult to achieve. We report a case of recurrent bilateral infection in a 35-year-old woman who had completed treatment for NTM. Although various infectious diseases show similar clinical conditions and imaging findings, recurrences should raise suspicion of NTM infection, and this possibility should be considered in differential diagnoses.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus