Breast Involvement in Visceral Leishmaniasis

Alimoglu E., ÇEKEN K., Cassano E., Durum Y., Pestereli E.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.37, no.9, pp.531-533, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.20611
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-533
  • Keywords: breast, leishmaniasis, sonography, protozoa, FINE-NEEDLE-ASPIRATION, DIAGNOSIS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Visceral leishmaniasis usually involves the bone marrow, lymph nodes, liver and spleen. Involvement of the eye or respiratory or gastrointestinal systems is very rare and usually occurs in immunodepressed patients. Only one case of breast involvement by protozoa has been reported in the literature. We report a case of a visceral leishmaniasis with a solid breast mass caused by leishmania and diagnosed by sonography-guided core biopsy. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 37:531-533, 2009; Published online in Wiley InterScience ( DOI:10.1002/jcu.20611