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Filarial breast lump
  1. Dwijesh Kumar Panda1,
  2. Devi Prasad Mohapatra2,
  3. Madhusmita Mohanty Mohapatra3
  1. 1Department of Pathology and Medicine, Sanaria, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  2. 2Department of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
  3. 3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dwijesh Kumar Panda, doctordwijesh{at}


Lymphatic filariasis is one of the most debilitating and disfiguring scourges among all diseases. This report presents a case of a woman with recurrent breast nodularity after being previously operated for a suspected breast neoplasm. We would like to highlight the issue of similar clinical presentation of a filarial breast lump and other breast lesions leading to inappropriate therapy.

  • infections
  • global health
  • tropical medicine (infectious disease)
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  • Contributors All authors have contributed to the final manuscript. DKP and DPM have conceived the manuscript and made the draft. MMM has done literature review and contributed to the text.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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