Duct Adenoma of the Breast as Background Process for Cholesterol Granuloma: Case Report and Literature Review

Nina A. Oleynikova, Olga A. Kharlova, Pavel G. Malkov, Natalia V. Danilova, Nikita S. Kharlov, Sara Y. Davydova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2018;8(1):69-74.
DOI: 10.21103/Article8(1)_CR2
Originally published March 15, 2018


Cholesterol granuloma (CG) is an extremely rare benign condition that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of breast lesions suspected of being malignant. We present a case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with a nodule mass in the upper external quadrant of the right breast on a routine mammography examination. The described case is noticeable by the combination of multiple CGs in the lungs (with arterial hypertension and thrombocytopenia as a background) with breast presentation, which was associated ductal adenoma.

cholesterol granuloma ● breast ● lung ● duct adenoma of the breast

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Received February 6, 2018.
Accepted February 27, 2018.
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