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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 198502, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/198502
Case Report

Diabetic Mastopathy: An Uncommon Complication of Diabetes Mellitus

1Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
2Department of Pathology, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
3Section of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Anaesthesia, Surgery and Intensive Care, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Received 13 May 2013; Accepted 17 June 2013

Academic Editors: S. Bhatt, T. Çolak, P. De Nardi, and O. Olsha

Copyright © 2013 R. X. Kirby 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

Introduction. Whilst most consequences of diabetes mellitus are well recognized, breast-related complications remain obscure. The term diabetic mastopathy (DMP) attempts to describe the breast-related consequences of diabetes. Methods. We report the clinicopathologic findings in a patient with DMP and review the literature on this uncommon entity. Results. A 33-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes had excision biopsy of a 2 cm breast lump. Histopathologic evaluation revealed classic features of DMP: parenchymal fibrosis; keloid-like hyalinization of interlobular stroma; adipose tissue entrapment; lobular compression; dense chronic inflammatory cell infiltration; and lymphoid follicle formation. Conclusion. Clinicians should be aware of DMP as a differential for breast disease in women with uncontrolled diabetes.