Inflammatory and Reactive Lesions of the Breast
A variety of inflammatory and reactive processes can occur in the breast. Some inflammatory processes have an infectious cause; other lesions are manifestations of systemic diseases or of an autoimmune reaction. In some cases, the etiology cannot be accurately determined. Most of these lesions require a breast biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and to exclude a malignancy. Most inflammatory and reactive lesions are rare; the exceptions are subareolar abscess and fat necrosis, which can be encountered more frequently.
KeywordsBreast Inflammation Granuloma Fat necrosis Breast infarct
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