Diabetic mastopathy as a radiographically occult palpable breast mass

Uma Thanarajasingam, Beiyun Chen, Cindy L. Tortorelli, James W. Jakub, Karthik Ghosh

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Diabetic mastopathy is an uncommon, benign disease of the breast that can occur in women with diabetes and clinically mimic breast cancer. We describe a patient with long-standing type 1 diabetes who presented with a palpable breast mass with negative imaging findings on mammography, ultrasonography, and breast MRI. Surgical biopsy and histopathology confirmed diabetic mastopathy. We use this case to highlight the recognition, radiographic features, pathology, and management of this benign breast condition and emphasize that, in diabetic patients, the differential diagnosis of a new breast mass should include diabetic mastopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number162350
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
StatePublished - 2011

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  • Medicine(all)


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