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Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis in the male breast.
  1. A H Lee,
  2. B Zafrani,
  3. G Kafiri,
  4. S Rozan,
  5. R R Millis
  1. Imperial Cancer Research Fund Clinical Oncology Unit, Guy's Hospital, London.


    Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis is an inflammatory disorder of the breast that is well recognised in women. It has only been reported previously in two men; two further men with the condition are described here. Both presented with a breast mass, and one was an insulin dependent diabetic. Biopsy specimens from both patients showed circumscribed perivascular and, to a lesser extent, periductal collections of B and T lymphocytes. Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis in the female breast shows predominantly perilobular inflammation. The predominantly perivascular distribution in men is consistent with the relative paucity of epithelium in the male breast. Interlobular fibrosis with epithelioid fibroblasts was also present.

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