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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 9016517, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9016517
Case Report

CT Findings of Axillary Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis: A Case Detected by Breast Cancer Screening Examination

1Department of Radiology, University of Toyama, 2630 Suginani, Toyama, Toyama 930-0194, Japan
2Department of Radiology, Saiseikai Takaoka Hospital, 387-1 Futazuka, Takaoka, Toyama 933-8525, Japan
3Department of Surgery, Saiseikai Takaoka Hospital, 387-1 Futazuka, Takaoka, Toyama 933-8525, Japan
4Department of Respiratory Internal Medicine, Saiseikai Takaoka Hospital, 387-1 Futazuka, Takaoka, Toyama 933-8525, Japan
5Department of Pathology, Saiseikai Takaoka Hospital, 387-1 Futazuka, Takaoka, Toyama 933-8525, Japan

Received 18 January 2016; Accepted 4 May 2016

Academic Editor: Amit Agrawal

Copyright © 2016 Hiroko Shojaku et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report the first description of CT findings of axillary tuberculous lymphadenitis confirmed by the pathological specimen. The breast cancer screening examination is one of the prime methods of detection of axillary tuberculous lymphadenitis. The most common site of axillary tuberculous lymphadenitis is the deep axilla. Screening mammography often fails to cover the whole axilla. The presence on the contrast-enhanced CT of unilateral multiple circumscribed dense nodes, some of which have large and dotted calcifications, might suggest tuberculous lymphadenitis in axillary region.