Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: a great diagnostic challenge

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Deepak Kumar Singla
Parveen Rana
Gaurav Thami
Nivesh Agrawal
M. K. Garg


Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a rare chronic inflammatory lesion of breast which presents as a spectrum of diseases and is diagnosed only histological. It is often a diagnosis of exclusion in most of the cases. Medical and surgical treatments have been tried with varied success rates and till today no standard protocol could be made in its management though excision remains the treatment of choice in refractory cases which is associated with morbidity more due to psychological factors. In the present case, medical treatment was tried in the initial phase followed by wide excision.

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Singla D, Rana P, Thami G, Agrawal N, Garg M. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: a great diagnostic challenge. IJPBR [Internet]. 31Mar.2014 [cited 8Aug.2020];2(01):95-8. Available from:
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