January 23, 1995

Wegener's Granulomatosis Masquerading as Breast Cancer

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Erste Medizinische Klinik) (Drs Göbel, R. Kettritz, U. Kettritz, Thieme, and Luft) and Pathology (Dr Schneider), Krankenhaus Buch, and the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Clinical Genetics, Franz Volhard Clinic, Rudolf Virchow University Hospitals, Free University of Berlin (Dr Luft), Berlin, Germany.

Arch Intern Med. 1995;155(2):205-207. doi:10.1001/archinte.1995.00430020097012

We describe a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis whose disease presented as pseudotumor of the orbit and a breast mass. Both findings were misinterpreted and errors in diagnosis resulted, despite the availability of rapid and accurate diagnostic tests for this disease. We report this case to emphasize the more unusual presentations of Wegener's granulomatosis. (Arch Intern Med. 1995;155:205-207)