plasma cell mastitis


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plas·ma cell mas·ti·tis

a condition of the breasts characterized by tumorlike indurated masses containing numerous plasma cells, usually resulting from mammary duct ectasia; although clinically resembling malignant disease (attachment to skin and enlargement of axillary lymph nodes), it is not neoplastic.

plasma cell mastitis

Uncertain; an obsolete designation for a heterogeneous condition, at least some cases of which are thought to have corresponded to mammary duct ectasia.

plas·ma cell mas·ti·tis

(plaz'mă sel mas-tī'tis)
A condition of the breasts characterized by tumorlike indurated masses containing numerous plasma cells, usually resulting from mammary duct ectasia; although clinically resembling malignant disease (attachment to skin and enlargement of axillary lymph nodes), it is not neoplastic.
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