CASE REPORT

Breast tuberculosis in Jakarta: Review of 7 cases

Farida Briani Sobri, Odetta Natatilova Halim

Farida Briani Sobri
Department of Surgical Oncology, Metropolitan Medical Centre Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Odetta Natatilova Halim
Department of Surgery, Pariaman General Hospital, West Sumatera, Indonesia. Email: o_detta@yahoo.com
Online First: October 03, 2018 | Cite this Article
Sobri, F., Halim, O. 2018. Breast tuberculosis in Jakarta: Review of 7 cases. Bali Medical Journal 7(3). DOI:10.15562/bmj.v7i3.1081


Introduction Breast tuberculosis (TB) is a rare manifestation of extrapulmonary TB. It can present with various clinical appearances, mimicking pyogenic abscess or breast cancer. Radiological, laboratory, and histopathology results are often inconclusive. Correct diagnosis of breast TB is required as the treatment consists of mainly antitubercular therapy, with only minimal surgical intervention.

Cases We report seven cases of breast tuberculosis that was diagnosed with several diagnostic methods. All patients were treated with antitubercular therapy and showed good response.

Conclusion Breast TB should be considered as differential diagnosis of breast lesion, especially in TB endemic countries, which one of them is Indonesia.

 

 

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