Diabetic mastopathy

Common Name(s)

Diabetic mastopathy

Diabetic mastopathy is the development of a non-cancerous fibrous mass in the breast tissue. This disease affects up to 13% of women with type 1 diabetes who have not yet undergone menopause. Diabetic mastopathy typically develops in those with a long history of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes has a stronger association with diabetic mastopathy, however those affected by type 2 diabetes who are taking insulin may also develop diabetic mastopathy. Other risk factors are the presence of neuropathy and retinopathy, or disease of nerves and eyes, respectively.

The main symptom of diabetic mastopathy is the presence of a mass in the breast. The masses that develop in diabetic mastopathy are hard, irregular, painless, move around easily, and can range in size. Often, women will develop multiple masses in both breasts that are not symmetric. Diabetic mastopathy can be diagnosed by finding dense tissue during mammography or other imaging techniques. A biopsy, or tissue sample, is needed to confirm that the mass is not malignant, or cancerous. This disease is most common in women from age 32 to 62, but can also be present in men with diabetes.

Treatment options can include surgical removal of the masses, but in many cases the fibrous masses will return. Contact your doctor or gynecologist if you notice the development of a lump in your mass. Signs of diabetic mastopathy are very similar to breast cancer, so a biopsy is important to distinguish these diseases. Contact your doctor or gynecologist about the most current treatment options. Support groups are good sources for more information and resources.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetic mastopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetic mastopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Diabetic mastopathy" returned 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Unusual breast lesion mimicking cancer: diabetic mastopathy.
 

Author(s): Antonello Accurso, Giovanni Antonio Della Corte, Nicola Rocco, Valeria Varone, Riccardo Buonaiuto, Rita Compagna, Daniele Ugo Tari, Bruno Amato, Albina Riccardi

Journal: Int J Surg. 2014 ;12 Suppl 1():S79-82.

 

Diabetic mastopathy represents an uncommon tumor-like proliferation of fibrous tissue of the breast that usually occurs in patients who suffered from type 1 diabetes mellitus for a long time. We report an uncommon case of diabetic mastopathy presenting in a type 2 non-insulin dependent ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2014

Go To URL
[Diabetic mastopathy: clinical presentation, imaging and histologic findings, and treatment].
 

Author(s): V Ricart Selma, J Camps Herrero, C Martínez Rubio, R Cano Muñoz, P J González Noguera, M Forment Navarro, J Cano Gimeno

Journal: Radiologia. ;53(4):349-54.

 

Diabetic mastopathy is an uncommon complication of longstanding diabetes mellitus that must be considered in the differential diagnosis with breast cancer. We report the clinical presentation and course, the imaging and histologic findings, and the treatment of the patients diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2011

Go To URL
Diabetic mastopathy in an elderly woman: a case report.
 

Author(s): Atsuo Tsuchiya, Rikiya Tsunoda, Kageyoshi Seino, Kazuo Akuzawa

Journal: Fukushima J Med Sci. 2010 Jun;56(1):57-62.

 

We report a case of diabetic mastopathy in an elderly woman with type II diabetes. The patient, a 66-year-old woman with a 6-year history of diabetes mellitus, has been received an oral diabetic agent. She noticed a lump in her right breast two months previously. Mammography of the ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2011

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Diabetic mastopathy" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of diabetic mastopathy in a Japanese man with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Akahori, Mami Kaneko, Kaoru Kiyohara, Shintarou Terahata, Tatsuho Sugimoto

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2009 ;48(11):915-9.

 

We report a case of diabetic mastopathy in a man with type 2 diabetes. The patient was a 62-year-old man who had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 46 years. He had been treated with oral hypoglycemic agents. He noticed a mass in his left breast in February 2007, when ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2009

Go To URL
Diabetic mastopathy of bilateral breasts in an elderly Japanese woman with type 2 diabetes: a case report and a review of the literature in Japan.
 

Author(s): Munehiro Honda, Yasumichi Mori, Tsunehiro Nishi, Kunio Mizuguchi, Miyuki Ishibashi

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2007 ;46(18):1573-6.

 

We report a case of diabetic mastopathy in an elderly woman with type 2 diabetes. The patient was a 69-year-old woman diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 33 years. She had been treated with insulin for 25 years, however, her blood glucose had been poorly controlled. She noticed ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2007

Go To URL
An uncommon case of diabetic mastopathy in type II non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Keiichi Sotome, Tatsuya Ohnishi, Ryo Miyoshi, Makoto Nakamaru, Akio Furukawa, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Kyoei Morozumi, Yoichi Tanaka, Hisami Iri

Journal: Breast Cancer. 2006 ;13(2):205-9.

 

Diabetic mastopathy is an uncommon tumor-like proliferation of fibrous tissue of the breast that usually occurs in a patient who has suffered from type I diabetes mellitus of long duration. Here we report a rare case of diabetic mastopathy that occurred in type II non-insulin dependent ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2006

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in Genetics Home Reference.

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.