Duct Adenoma of the Breast as Background Process for Cholesterol Granuloma: Case Report and Literature Review

Nina A. Oleynikova, PhD¹*; Olga A. Kharlova¹; Pavel G. Malkov, PhD, ScD¹; Natalia V. Danilova, PhD¹; Nikita S. Kharlov²; Sara Y. Davydova¹,³

¹Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; ²First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia; ³Tel-Aviv Souransky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

*Corresponding author: Nina A. Oleynikova, PhD. Staff Scientist, Department of Pathology, Lomonosov Moscow State University,the Russian Federation. E-mail: author. ale_x_05@mail.ru

Published: March 15, 2018.  doi: 10.21103/Article8(1)_CR2


Cholesterol granuloma (CG) is an extremely rare benign condition that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of breast lesions suspected of being malignant. We present a case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with a nodule mass in the upper external quadrant of the right breast on a routine mammography examination. The described case is noticeable by the combination of multiple CGs in the lungs (with arterial hypertension and thrombocytopenia as a background) with breast presentation, which was associated ductal adenoma.

cholesterol granuloma ● breast ● lung ● duct adenoma of the breast

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