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Title: Inflammatory Breast Cancer Misdiagnosed as Mastitis
Authors: Isichei, W.M
Misauno, M.A
Issue Date: 10-May-2014
Publisher: Journal of Surgery
Series/Report no.: Vol.2;No.2;Pp 35-37
Abstract: Background: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rapidly progressive disease associated with high mortality in developing countries. The patients are managed for mastitis’s first and IBC becomes a diagnosis of exclusion after failed response to appropriate antibiotic therapy. This study was aimed at evaluating the outcome of management of IBC in North central Nigeria. Patients and method: This was a prospective analysis of consecutive patients presenting with breast cancer at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University teaching hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) from January 2011 to December 2012. Results: A total of 52 breast cancers were managed, mean age was 31+/- 2years with an age range of 29 -33 years. There were 51 females and 1male (m: f = 51:1) with IBC accounting for 9(17.3 %) of them. Conclusion: IBC is frequently misdiagnosed as mastitis for various reasons and a high index of suspicion is required to clinch the diagnosis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/574
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