Research Article

Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as a breast mass

Ding Dai*#, Qi Cai#, Nasreen A. Vohra, Jan Wong, Zsuzsanna P. Therien, Karlene Hewan-Lowe and Ann Sutton

Published: 03/18/2019 | Volume 3 - Issue 1 | Pages: 008-014


Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is an idiopathic, benign proliferation of histiocytes that can be present in multiple organs such as lymph node, skin, soft tissue, orbit, central nerve system and bone; however, it rarely occurs in the breast. In general, RDD is a painless, firm and poorly defined lesion, which can radiologically mimic a breast cancer and is therefore an important differential consideration. The diagnosis of breast RDD is challenging, especially on a small biopsy specimen. We report a unique case of breast RDD with a literature review including common presentation, differential diagnosis, and recommended management. A high index of suspicion for this rare entity is essential to render a correct diagnosis, thereby avoiding unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatment.

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