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Methotrexate in the Managment of Granulomatous Mastitis

Kim, Joon; Tymms, Kathleen; Buckingham, John

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Granulomatous mastitis is a rare benign inflammatory breast disease that often clinically simulates carcinoma. Surgical resection of the entire lesion has been the main method of treatment but recurrence, infection, sinus formation and delayed wound healing can occur relatively commonly. Corticosteroids are also effective in recurrent or resistant cases but are associated with side-effects and relapse of disease after steroid withdrawal. A low weekly oral dose of methotrexate was used in five...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75443
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1046/j.1445-1433.2002.02564.x

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