Serial MR Findings and Comprehensive Review of Bilateral Lupus Mastitis with an Additional Case Report

Serial MR Findings and Comprehensive Review of Bilateral Lupus Mastitis with an Additional Case Report

Andrew Dennis Mosier, Brian Boldt, Joren Keylock, Donald Vincent Smith, James Graham

Abstract


Lupus Mastitis (LM) is a rare presentation of lupus panniculitis involving the breast.  Because it often presents as a tender palpable mass, a workup for malignancy usually ensues. It is well documented that surgery may worsen the condition; therefore, it is important to consider LM in the differential of a palpable breast mass in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Currently, management of LM remains primarily medical. We discuss the multi-disciplinary work-up of LM, and further describe its appearance on serial Magnetic Resonance (MR) exams.

Keywords


lupus mastitis; mastitis; lupus; SLE



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v7i1.1242