Primary Tuberculosis of the male breast: A case report

Authors: Dr. S.H Khaparde, Dr Dreamy Jain
VIMS Health Sci Journal: 2015;2(1):23-25


Primary tuberculosis of the breast is a rare clinical entity, often mimicking breast cancer or abcesses. It usually occurs in females of reproductive age. We report a 60 years old male who presented with a painful right breast mass for two months. Physical examination revealed a tender mass in the lower outer quadrant of the right breast. FNAC failed to achieve specific diagnosis before surgery. A surgical procedure was planned and the histopathological evaluation of the specimen revealed findings consistent with mammary tuberculosis . Primary mammary tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of breast tumors.