Calcifications of the Breast Probably Due to Loa Loa

Bernard CarmeCentre Hospitalier et Universitaire de Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo

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Désiré ParaisoCentre Hospitalier et Universitaire de Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo

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Charles Gombe-MbalawaCentre Hospitalier et Universitaire de Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo

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Five cases of calcification of the breast due to filariasis in Congolese women are reported. The cases were discovered during mammographies carried out for suspect carcinoma (4 cases) and benign tumor (1 case). The geographic origin of the patients, a past history of subconjunctival filarial migration in 2 individuals, the bilateral localization, and, above all, the radiographic appearance and size of the calcifications, suggested that the images were due to Loa loa.

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