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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 529368, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/529368
Case Report

Secondary Tuberculosis of Breast: Case Report

1Department of General Surgery, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir 190011, India
2Department of Pathology, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir 190011, India
3Parasitological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 04001 Košice, Slovakia

Received 22 February 2011; Accepted 16 March 2011

Academic Editors: S. R. Grobmyer and J. P. Wei

Copyright © 2011 Imtiaz Wani 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

Tuberculosis of breast is a rare disease which is difficult to differentiate from carcinoma of breast. The involvement of breast can be primary or secondary to some focus in body. A case of secondary tuberculosis of right breast in a 21-year-old female from Kashmir, India, is being reported. Presentation was as a painless discharging sinus of right breast. A tubercular foci of rib was the affecting source of disease. No other evidence of tuberculosis was present in the body. Resection of involved rib segment, along with the discharging sinus, was performed. The patient had antitubercular therapy for 9 months, with no recurrence seen in followup.