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Table 2 Summary of available literature comparing surgery and steroid therapy for treating GLM

From: Is surgical excision necessary for the treatment of Granulomatous lobular mastitis?

Authors Number of patients Median F/U (month) Treatment Modality (n) Duration of steroid treatment (mo) Recurrence (n, %) Management of recurrence Second Recurrence
Kok et al. 2010, [2] 43 15 Surgerya (40)   10 (23%) Excision (9)
Excision + steroid (1)
2
Steroid (3) 1 -   
Yabanoglu H et al. 2015, [10] 77 13.5 Surgery (33) 1 0   
Steroid (44) 6 9 (20.4%)   
Oran et al. 2013, [16] 46 35 Excision (18)   3 (16.7%) Steroid (1), Excision + steroid (2)  
Steroid (25) 4 5 (20%) Steroid (2), Steroid + excision(2), Excision (1)  
Steroid + Excision (3)   -   
Akahane K et al. 2013, [17] 12 22 Surgery (2)   2 (100%)   
Steroid (10) 5 -   
  1. aIncludes excision (18), incision and drainage (21), wide local excision (1)