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Breast Tuberculosis after Chest Trauma - a Case Report and Review of the LiteraturePerrone C.a · Altieri A.M.a · D''Antonio S.a · Leonetti C.b · Alma M.G.a
aUnit of Pneumology and Phthisiology ‘San Camillo-Forlanini' Hospital, Rome, Italy; bUnit of Radiology, ‘San Camillo-Forlanini' Hospital, Rome, Italy
Dr. Claudio Perrone
Unit of Pneumology and Phthisiology
‘San Camillo-Forlanini' Hospital
Circonvallazione Gianicolense, n. 87, 00152 Rome, Italy
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Background: Breast involvement of tuberculosis (TB) is well known but uncommon. It can resemble other diseases, including breast cancer, and diagnosis is quite difficult. So, when facing a breast lesion, a possible tubercular etiology should always be born in mind, relying on qualified laboratories to confirm the diagnosis. Case Report: We describe a 42-year-old woman with a mammary fistula complicating a post-traumatic lump. A critical analysis of the diagnostic process was performed together with a review of the literature, also considering the potential role of trauma in inducing such a rare complication.
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