einstein (São Paulo). 19/May/2015;13(3):423-5.

Tuberculosis axillary lymph node coexistent breast cancer in adjuvant treatment: case report

Silvio Eduardo Bromberg, Paulo Gustavo Tenório do Amaral

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RC2963

Coexistence of breast cancer and tuberculosis is rare. In most cases, involvement by tuberculosis occurs in axillary lymph nodes. We report a case of a 43-years-old patient who had undergone adenomastectomy and left sentinel lymph node biopsy due to a triple negative ductal carcinoma. At the end of adjuvant treatment, the patient had an atypical lymph node in the left axilla. Lymph node was excised, and after laboratory analysis, the diagnosis was ganglion tuberculosis. The patient underwent treatment for primary tuberculosis. The development of these two pathologies can lead to problems in diagnosis and treatment. An accurate diagnosis is important to avoid unnecessary surgical procedures.

Tuberculosis axillary lymph node coexistent breast cancer in adjuvant treatment: case report

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