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a rare granulomatous inflammation of lobular breast tissue, with multinucleated giant cells; sarcoidosis is excluded by the frequent presence of neutrophils and absence of involvement of other tissues.
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A rare inflammatory disease of the breast, often presenting as a tender mass. Symptoms usually appear within two years after a pregnancy. Even with mammography or ultrasonography, granulomatous mastitis may be difficult to distinguish from breast cancer without biopsy. Once the diagnosis is definitively established, the disease is treated with corticosteroids or by surgical removal of the mass.
See also: mastitis
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