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Pneumon 2020, 33(2):78-83
The Breast and the Lung in systemic granulomatoses A challenging cohabitation
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* These authors contributed equally to this work

14th Department of Surgery, “Attikon” University Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece,
22nd Pulmonary Medicine Department, “Attikon” University Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece,
3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Corfu General Hospital, Greece
42nd Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, General University Hospital “Attikon”, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece,
5Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Nuclear Medicine Division, Athens, Greece

 

Abstract

Breast involvement in granulomatous disease is rare and may mimic cancer, while breast cancer may develop in the course of any systemic granulomatosis. We reviewed records of patients with breast disease and granulomatosis. Six females were included, all of whom diagnosed at some point with granulomatosis and a breast lesion either mimicking, breast involvement of the systemic disease, or proved to be breast cancer. This study reports the challenging cohabitation of breast cancer and any systemic granulomatosis. The rarity of said combination excludes possible pathogenetic relationship. What still remains a challenge is the unveiling of breast cancer in granulomatous diseases.

Pneumon 2020, 33(2):78-83.