Abstract • A high rate of association between supernumerary nipples (SNNs) and hidden renal anomalies has previously been reported. We examined 2035 term infants and detected SNNs in 49. Only one patient, at age 4 months, was found to have a renal anomaly, as determined by ultrasound examination. The likelihood of finding a renal anomaly in a term infant with an SNN is likely to be lower than previously reported. (AJDC 1987;141:987-988) References 1. Méhes K: Association of supernumerary nipples with other anomalies . J Pediatr 1979;94: 274-275. 2. Varsano IB, Jaber L, Garty BZ, et al: Urinary tract abnormalities in children with supernumerary nipples . Pediatrics 1984;73:103-105. 3. Méhes K: Association of supernumerary nipples with other anomalies . J Pediatr 1983;102: 161. 4. Mimouni F, Merlob P, Salomon H, et al: Occurrence of supernumerary nipples in newborns . AJDC 1983;137:952-953. 5. Rahbar F: Clinical significance of supernumerary nipples in black neonates . Clin Pediatr 1982;21:46-47.Crossref 6. Smith DW: Comment on association of supernumerary nipples with other anomalies , in Oski FA, Stockman JA (eds): Year Book of Pediatrics . Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers Inc, 1981, p 437. 7. Blalock HM Jr: Social Statistics . New York, McGraw-Hill International Book Co, 1972, pp 193-197. 8. James JA: Renal Disease in Children . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1976, p 91. 9. Kaplan B: Developmental abnormalities of the kidney and urinary collecting system , in Vaughan VC III, Mckay RJ Jr, Behrman RE (eds): Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics . Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1979, p 1548. 10. Harper R: Supernumerary nipples and neurosis . Lancet 1948;1:899-903.Crossref 11. Evans W: Polythelia in cardio-arterial disease . Br Heart J 1959;21:130-136.Crossref 12. Carella A: Supernumerary breasts associated with multiple vertebral malformations: Case report . Acta Neurol 1979;26:136-138. 13. Mate K, Horvath J, Schmidt J: Association of polythelia and aberrant ventricular conduction (in Hungarian) . Orv Hetil 1976;117:2863. 14. Pellegrini JR, Wagner RF Jr: Polythelia and associated conditions . Am Fam Physician 1983;38:129-132.
American Journal of Diseases of Children – American Medical Association
Published: Sep 1, 1987