Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Fatih Çiftci1, İbrahim Abdurrahman2, Zeynep Tatar3

1Department of General Surgery, İstanbul Gelişim University Safa Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Safa Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pathology Patomer, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis, bilateral breast, corticosteroid treatment


Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is the commonly encountered form of granulomatous mastitis that may result into repetitive infections and/or abscess formation. Mastitis may develop secondary to a systemic disorder such as tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, or rheumatoid arthritis, or it may develop as an idiopathic disorder. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is the most frequent form of all granulomatous diseases affecting the breast. This disorder frequently presents as painful and fast-growing mass in the breast. Biopsy is required to confirm diagnosis. Surgical excision and immunosuppressive treatment with corticosteroids are employed for therapeutic management. Here we present 3 female cases of bilateral IGM who were followed up and treated successfully with 1 mg/kg/day prednisolone.

Cite this paper as: Çiftci F, Abdurrahman İ, Tatar Z. The effect of corticosteroid treatment on bilateral idiopathic granulomatous mastitis.Turk J Surg 2017; 33(2): 113-115

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - F.Ç.; Design - F.Ç.; Supervision - F.Ç.; Funding - F.Ç.; Materials - F.Ç.; Data Collection and/or Processing - F.Ç., Z.T.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - F.Ç., I.A.; Literature Review - F.Ç., Z.T.; Writer - F.Ç., I.A.; Critical Review - F.Ç., I.A., Z.T.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.