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Primary tubercular abscess of the breast – an unusual entity

By R Gupta, RP Singal, A Gupta, S Singal, SR Shahi and R Singal


Primary breast tuberculosis manifested as abscess is a rare entity. We are reporting a case of primary breast tuberculosis, which presented as breast abscess. Abscess was drained and tissue sent for histopathology. To our surprise, diagnosis came as breast tuberculosis. Aspiration cytology was not done, as it is not a routine test for abscess cases. Patient was put on anti- tubercular drugs. In the follow-up of 6 months, she was asymptomatic and advised to continue medicine

Topics: Case Presentation
Publisher: Carol Davila University Press
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