Corticosteroid treatment in the management of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis to avoid unnecessary surgery

Mizrakli T., Velidedeoglu M., Yemisen M., Mete B. , Kilic F. , Yilmaz H., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.45, no.4, pp.457-465, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-014-0966-5
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.457-465


Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare benign inflammatory disease of the breast. It can mimic breast carcinoma clinically and radiologically, and usually affects females of childbearing age. There is no commonly accepted optimal treatment for IGM. In this study, we present the clinical and histopathological features and outcomes of the therapeutic management of IGM, as well as the clinical course of the disease when patients were treated with oral corticosteroids.