Surgery Today

, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp 695–699

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

Authors

  • Sayaka Kuba
    • Department of SurgeryNational Hospital Organization
    • Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesNagasaki University
  • Junzo Yamaguchi
    • Department of SurgeryNational Hospital Organization
  • Hiroshi Ohtani
    • Department of Investigative Pathology, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesNagasaki University
  • Isao Shimokawa
    • Department of Investigative Pathology, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesNagasaki University
  • Shigeto Maeda
    • Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesNagasaki University
  • Takashi Kanematsu
    • Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesNagasaki University
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 mastitisVacuum-assisted biopsySteroid therapy

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