Inflammatory Breast Cancer Misdiagnosed as Mastitis
Journal of Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 35-37
Received: Mar. 13, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 22, 2014; Published: May 10, 2014
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W. M. Isichei, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital Jos, Plateau state Nigeria, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
M. A. Misauno, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital Jos, Plateau state Nigeria, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
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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.
Keywords
Inflammatory, Breast, Cancer, Mastitis, Misdiagnosis
To cite this article
W. M. Isichei, M. A. Misauno, Inflammatory Breast Cancer Misdiagnosed as Mastitis, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 35-37. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20140202.15
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