Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : TD05 - TD07

Male Breast Abscess Secondary to Actinomycosis: A Case Report TD05-TD07

Shavitri A Mahendiran, A. Jill Leibman, Adam S. Kommehl

Dr. Shavitri A Mahendiran,
6906 197th Street Apt. 2, Fresh Meadows-11365, New York.

Primary breast actinomycosis is a rare condition that has been previously reported in the female breast. Male breast infection is uncommon and most often associated with trauma to the skin or predisposing conditions like diabetes. We report the first case to our knowledge of primary breast actinomycosis in the male breast caused by Actinomycesneuii (A. neuii), a rare strain of Actinomyces. Mammography demonstrated periareolar skin thickening with a mottled pattern. Sonography showed multiple small cystic structures. Definitive diagnosis was made by culture of the nipple discharge.