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Breast tuberculosis in Jakarta: Review of 7 cases


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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How to Cite

Sobri, F. B., & Halim, O. N. (2018). Breast tuberculosis in Jakarta: Review of 7 cases. Bali Medical Journal, 7(3).




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