Breast and osteoarticular tuberculosis in a male patient

Ursavas A., Ege E., Bilgen O. F., Tasdelen I., Coskun F., Soenmez S., ...More

DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE, vol.58, no.4, pp.477-479, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Breast tuberculosis is an uncommon illness. It is predominant in young women. To our knowledge, only 7 cases of tuberculous mastitis in men have been reported in the English literature since 1945. Furthermore, there are no male patients who have breast and osteoarticular tuberculosis in the literature. We presented a 4 1 -year-old man who was admitted with a fixed tender mass in the right retromammary region and pain in the right hip. Mycobacterium tuberculosis colonies were isolated from the semisolid mass of breast. Histopathologic examination revealed caseous granulomatous infection in the right hip synovial tissue. He was treated successfully with only antituberculous drugs. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.