Surgery Today

, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp 695–699

Vacuum-assisted biopsy and steroid therapy for granulomatous lobular mastitis: Report of three cases

  • Sayaka Kuba
  • Junzo Yamaguchi
  • Hiroshi Ohtani
  • Isao Shimokawa
  • Shigeto Maeda
  • Takashi Kanematsu
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-008-3891-7

Cite this article as:
Kuba, S., Yamaguchi, J., Ohtani, H. et al. Surg Today (2009) 39: 695. doi:10.1007/s00595-008-3891-7

Abstract

We report the cases of three patients with granulomatous lobular mastitis (GLM), who were treated successfully with low-dose steroid therapy. Furthermore, the findings of our review of 271 patients reported in the literature suggest that steroid therapy is the treatment of choice for GLM.

Key words

Granulomatous lobular mastitis Vacuum-assisted biopsy Steroid therapy 

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© Springer 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sayaka Kuba
    • 1
    • 3
  • Junzo Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Ohtani
    • 2
  • Isao Shimokawa
    • 2
  • Shigeto Maeda
    • 3
  • Takashi Kanematsu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNational Hospital OrganizationSagaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Investigative Pathology, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan

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