Breast tuberculosis in outpatient practice: Case reports
There has been a general increase in both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) attributable to global spread of AIDS. The breast is rarely a focus whether primarily or contiguously. It is confused with cancer of the breast and confirmation by histology and/or demonstration of acid and alcohol fast bacilli (AAFB) is crucial. We present three cases of breast TB seen in a private surgical clinic within a two-year period. The diagnostic and treatment pathways are described and a review of literature on the disease presented.