Corticosteroid treatment in the management of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis to avoid unnecessary surgery

Mizrakli T., Velidedeoglu M. , Yemisen M., Mete B. , Kilic F. , Yilmaz H., ...Daha Fazla

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.45, sa.4, ss.457-465, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00595-014-0966-5
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.457-465


Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare benign inflammatory disease of the breast. It can mimic breast carcinoma clinically and radiologically, and usually affects females of childbearing age. There is no commonly accepted optimal treatment for IGM. In this study, we present the clinical and histopathological features and outcomes of the therapeutic management of IGM, as well as the clinical course of the disease when patients were treated with oral corticosteroids.