Sistema Ortopédico e Muscular: Pesquisa Atual

Sistema Ortopédico e Muscular: Pesquisa Atual
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ISSN: 2161-0533


Can Lupus Mastitis be Treated Surgically?

Taner Dandinoglu, Ozgür Dandin, Yasam Kemal Akpak, Tuncer Ergin and Murat Karadeniz

Lupus mastitis is a rare chronic inflammatory reaction of the sub-cutaneous fatty tissue of the breast and may appear in 2-3% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosis. Surgical intervention is not needed for the treatment of lupus mastitis, and if necessary the least invasive procedure should be chosen. In this case, despite the use of hydroxychloroquine and oral steroids, patient with malignancy risk and ongoing complaints went to excision. Surgery appears to be effective in patients with ongoing complaints despite the adequate medical treatment.