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Diabetic mastopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Diabetic fibrous breast disease
  • Diabetic fibrous mastopathy
  • Lymphocytic mastitis
  • Lymphocytic mastopathy
  • Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis
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Diabetic mastopathy are noncancerous lesions in the breast most commonly diagnosed in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes.[1][2][3] The cause of this condition is unknown.[1][2][3][4][5] Symptoms may include hard, irregular, easily movable, discrete, painless breast mass(es).[1][4][6]
Last updated: 7/24/2013


  1. Keyoung JA Zuurbier CA, Tsangaris TN, Azumi N, Makariou E. Diabetic Mastopathy. Applied Radiology. 2003; Accessed 10/15/2009.
  2. Honda M, Mori Y, Nishi T, Mizuguchi K, Ishibashi M. Diabetic mastopathy of bilateral breasts in an elderly Japanese woman with type 2 diabetes: a case report and a review of the literature in Japan. Intern Med. Epub 2007 Sep 14; Accessed 10/15/2009.
  3. Sotome K, Ohnishi T, Miyoshi R, Nakamaru M, Furukawa A, Miyazaki H, Morozumi K, Tanaka Y, Iri H. An Uncommon Case of Diabetic Mastopathy in Type II Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Breast Cancer. 2006; Accessed 10/15/2009.
  4. Tsung JS, Wang TY, Lin CK. Diabetic mastopathy in type II diabetes mellitus. J Formos Med Assoc. 2005; Accessed 10/15/2009.
  5. Ely KA, Tse G, Simpson JF, Clarfeld R, Page DL. Diabetic mastopathy: a clinicopathologic review. Am J Clin Pathol. 2000 Apr;,10,16;journal,96,99;linkingpublicationresults,1:300401,1. Accessed 10/15/2009.
  6. What you need to know about breast cancer. National Cancer Institute. 2005 ; Accessed 10/15/2009.
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