Nodular Fasciitis of the Breast Previously Misdiagnosed as Breast Carcinoma


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Ozben V., Aydogan F., Karaca F. C., Ilvan S., Uras C.

BREAST CARE, vol.4, no.6, pp.401-402, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000261502
  • Journal Name: BREAST CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-402
  • Keywords: Nodular fasciitis, Breast, Pathology, LESIONS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Nodular fasciitis of the breast is a rare benign pathology that can mimic breast cancer clinically, radiologically, and histopathologically. Case Report: An 18-year-old female patient had first visited a physician in a different center with the complaint of a lump in her left breast. Breast examination had revealed a palpable mass located in the left upper outer quadrant. Ultrasonography had demonstrated a hypo-echoic lesion. Excisional biopsy of the lump had been performed and histopathologic examination misdiagnosed this lump as a mesenchymal tumor. The patient was then referred to our clinic for further investigations. Pathologic revision was performed and the diagnosis of nodular fasciitis of the breast was established. Conclusion: Awareness of this rare clinical entity, nodular fasciitis, in the breast eliminates the misdiagnosis of breast cancer.