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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Yuan et al., "Clinical characteristics and surgical modality of plasma cell mastitis: analysis of 91 cases," The American Surgeon, vol.
5: CYTOHISTOLOGICAL CORRELATION Histopathological Examination Cytology With Biopsy Consistent Inconsistent Breast abscess 2 2 -- Plasma cell mastitis 1 1 -- Fibroadenoma 26 26 -- Fibrocystic change 1 1 -- Fibrodenosis 1 1 -- Benign phyllodes 1 1 -- Duct epitheliosis 1 -- 1 Gynaecomastia 1 1 -- Duct papilloma 1 1 -- Malignancy 7 7 -- TABLE NO.

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