Other Names for this Disease
- Diabetic fibrous breast disease
- Diabetic fibrous mastopathy
- Lymphocytic mastitis
- Lymphocytic mastopathy
- Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis
Diabetic mastopathy is a benign condition and should be managed as such. Patients should be advised about the condition and how to self examine the breasts. They should be advised that iif there are any changes in size and number of breast lumps that they should consult their breast team or general practitioner. Patients should be routinely followed up with MRI or ultrasound and core biopsy if the lesions become clinically or radiologically suspicious. Lesions can be excised for cosmetic reasons or if malignancy cannot be excluded. No followup is recommended when malignancy has been ruled out.
Last updated: 10/15/2009
- Thorncroft K, Forsyth L, Desmond S, Audisio RA. Breast J. 2007; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17983405. Accessed 10/15/2009.
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