n South African Journal of Surgery - Bilharzia of the breast masquerading as a breast skin papilloma in a pregnant woman : letters to the editor
|Article Title||Bilharzia of the breast masquerading as a breast skin papilloma in a pregnant woman : letters to the editor|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital, 2 Groote Schuur Hospital, 3 Groote Schuur Hospital, 4 Groote Schuur Hospital, 5 University of Cape Town, 6 University of Cape Town, 7 University of Cape Town and 8 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
A 21-year-old woman from Khayelitsha, Western Cape, presented with a 3 cm diameter papillomatous growth lateral to her left nipple with satellite lesions around the areola. She was 25 weeks pregnant and was concerned that the mass would interfere with breastfeeding. She was otherwise well. The papilloma was excised, and histological examination showed an exophytic papillary lesion with numerous viable Schistosoma haematobium ova (Fig 1.). There was a conspicuous surrounding mixed inflammatory reaction as well as extensive fibrosis, but no evidence of malignancy.
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