A 43-year-old woman presented to the endocrinologist with symptoms and signs of typical thyrotoxicosis caused by Graves' disease. Review of systems revealed that she had recently discovered a lump in her left breast. Evaluation of the left breast lesion led to a core biopsy that showed sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis. This breast disease, well recognized in the pathology literature, occurs in various autoimmine disorders, particularly type 1 diabetes mellitus, and has occasionally been reported in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The patient described here represents the first published association of sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis of the breast with Graves' disease.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism