AbstractAccessory breast tissue is rare congenital condition which occurs in 0.4-6% of women, it is usually bilateral, asymptomatic and commonly present in axilla. Diagnosis is difficult when it is unilateral with absence of areola and nipple, it can be made by ultrasonography. Surgical excision is warranted in case of functional symptoms or aesthetic discomfort. Herein, we report a case of right-sided accessory breast in a 36-year-old woman manifested in axillary swelling, clinically argued for a possible lipoma. Diagnosis was confirmed by ultrasonography and histological examination followed by surgical excision which relieved functional symptoms with significant cosmetic improvement.
Vidyasagar R, Sudarshan P, Ravindranath Singh N, Shivaram S. A rare presentation of an ectopic breast tissue in axilla. Our Dermatology Online. 2015;6(4):450-452. http://doi.org/10.7241/ourd.20154.122
Hong JH, Oh M-J, Hur J-Y, Lee JK. Accessory breast tissue presenting as a vulvar mass in an adolescent girl. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2009; 280:317–320. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-008-0905-z PMid:19125265
Ersilia MD, Elizabeth KA. The ABCs of Accessory Breast Tissue: Basic Information Every Radiologist Should Know. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2014; 202(5): 1157-1162. http://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.13.10930 PMid:24758674
Goyal S, Puri T, Gupta R, Julka P, Rath G. Accessory breast tissue in axilla masquerading as breast cancer recurrence. J Cancer Res Ther. 2008; 4:95–96. http://doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.42258 PMid:18688128
Ghosn SH, Khatri KA, Bhawan J. Bilateral aberrant axillary breast tissue mimicking lipomas: a report of a case and review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol. 2007; 34(Supp 1):9-13. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0560.2006.00713.x PMid:17997730
Kajava Y. The proportions of supernumerary nipples in the Finnish population. Duodecim. 1915; 1:143-170.
Youn HJ, Jung SH. Accessory breast carcinoma. Breast Care (Basel). 2009; 4:104–106. http://doi.org/10.1159/000210638 PMid:20847887 PMCid:PMC2931069
Isik A, Peker K, Soyturk M, Firat D, Yoruker U, Yilmaz I. Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients with rectus abdominis hematoma. Cir Esp. 2015 Nov; 93(9):580-588. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ciresp.2015.02.014 PMid:26048431
Firat D, Idiz O, Isik A, Peker K, Atar N, Gul E. Spontaneous Milk Fistula from an Accessory Breast: An Extremely Rare Case. Breast J. 2015 Sep-Oct; 21(5):554-555. http://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.12452 PMid:26183695
Velanovich V. Ectopic breast tissue, supernumerary breasts, and supernumerary nipples. South Med J. 1995; 88:903–906. http://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-199509000-00002 PMid:7660204
Khoummane Nadia, Yousfi Mounia. Bilateral axillary supernumerary breasts. Pan Afr Med J. 2014; 17: 45. PMid:25018795 PMCid:PMC4085903
Loukas M, Clarke P, Tubbs RS. Accessory breasts: a historical and current perspective. Am Surg. 2007; 73(5):525-528. PMid:17521013
Farcy DA, Rabinowitz D, Frank M. Ectopic glandular breast tissue in a lactating young woman. J Emerg Med. 2011; 41:627–629. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2010.11.033 PMid:21296531
Sadove AM, van Aalst JA. Congenital and acquired pediatric breast anomalies: a review of 20 years' experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 115(4):1039-1050. http://doi.org/10.1097/01.PRS.0000154214.99641.72 PMid:15793443
Priti PP, Ahmed MSI, Jacob Z, John TN, Samuel JL, Bernard TL. Accessory Breast Tissue. Eplasty. 2012; 12: ic5.
Aydogan F, Baghaki S, Celik V, et al. Surgical treatment of axillary accessory breasts. Am Surg. 2010; 76:270-272. PMid:20349654
Lesavoy MA, Gomez-Garcia A, Nejdl R, Yospur G, Syiau TJ, Chang P. Axillary breast tissue: clinical presentation and surgical treatment. Ann Plast Surg. 1995; 35:356-360. http://doi.org/10.1097/00000637-199510000-00004 PMid:8585676
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.