Periductal mastitis in a male breast masquerading as lobular carcinoma on fine needle aspiration cytology
Article first published online: 26 MAY 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 40, Issue 5, pages 455–458, May 2012
How to Cite
Gupta, N., Agrawal, P., Saikia, U. N., Das, A., Srinivasan, R., Rajwanshi, A., Singh, G. (2012), Periductal mastitis in a male breast masquerading as lobular carcinoma on fine needle aspiration cytology. Diagn. Cytopathol., 40: 455–458. doi: 10.1002/dc.21707
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 26 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Received: 18 OCT 2010
- male breast;
- epithelial hyperplasia;
- lobular carcinoma;
- fine needle aspiration cytology
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is quite successful in identifying specific benign and malignant breast lesions, but its role in the categorization of proliferative breast lesions has not been well defined. Mastitis/ breast abscess can lead to intense inflammatory response; however, its association with epithelial hyperplasia is rarely reported. At times, it may be difficult to differentiate dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We present a case of periductal mastitis associated with epithelial hyperplasia, presenting as a subaerolar swelling in a male breast, which was misinterpreted as lobular carcinoma on FNAC. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2011; © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.