Insulin-dependent diabetic mastopathy: A case report

Toshiya Kuno, Takashi Fukutomi, Sadako Akashi Tanaka, Takeshi Nanasawa, Yae Kanai, Hitoshi Tsuda

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We report a case of insulin-dependent diabetic fibrous mastopathy, which clinically simulated breast cancer. The patient is a 55-year-old woman with stony-hard breast lumps, who had been treated with insulin for diabetes mellitus. Mammmography revealed a highly-dense mass shadow in the left breast and ultrasonography detected hypoechoic lesions with acoustic shadows in both breasts, suggestive of malignancy. Excisional biopsy was performed for the left breast lump. On histopathological examination, this was fibrosis with dense lymphocytic infiltration around lobules, which is a characteristic feature of diabetic fibrous mastopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalBreast Cancer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Fibrous mastopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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