Volume 90, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A 60-year-old woman presented with a painful lump of 4 months duration in her right breast. She denied any history of breast trauma or family history of breast cancer. Physical examination detected a firm, tender mass in the upper inner quadrant of her right breast without an associated sinus tract. Cytology from fine-needle aspiration of the swelling showed epithelioid cells, lymphohistocytic aggregates, and necrosis. Diagnosis was confirmed by the identification of acid-fast bacilli in tissue sections using Ziehl-Neelsen staining.

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  • Received : 01 Jul 2013
  • Accepted : 07 Sep 2013
  • Published online : 07 May 2014
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