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Accessory nipple left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine screening mammography

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Subtle cutaneous density high up on the breast seen tangentially on the MLO view . If you look carefully there are ducts deep to the lesion.


Accessory nipple of the breast with small ducts radiating to the nipple.

Case Discussion

The lesion is another example of an accessory nipple. The client said that lactation was visible from the nipple when she breastfed her children.

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Case information

rID: 27483
Published: 29th Aug 2015
Last edited: 29th Oct 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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