Mycotic Pseudotumor of the Breast Secondary to Cryptococcal Infection: Report of Three Rare Cases and Literature Review

Velaphi Glenda Makhubela, Moshawa Calvin Khaba*

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Abstract

Breast masses in clinical practice are often investigated primarily for neoplastic conditions. Breast fungal infections are unusual, and few cases have been reported in the literature. The differential diagnosis for a breast mass should not be limited to neoplastic conditions as there are treatment implications. The correct diagnosis is associated with reduced and unwanted cases of surgical intervention. We describe 3 cases of cryptococcal infection of the breast that clinically masqueraded as breast malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • HIV
  • breast
  • cryptococcal infection
  • immunocompetent
  • mycosis
  • pseudotumor

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