Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 31:339–340 DOI 10.1007/s00238-008-0286-3 LETTER TO THE EDITOR An uncommon location for accessory breast tissue: inner thigh H. M. Aksoy & B. Aksoy & S. Portakal & A. Ozdemir Received: 4 December 2007 /Accepted: 4 August 2008 / Published online: 3 September 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 Sir: caused while walking. Physical examination revealed a skin Polymastia or accessory breast tissue has been described in colored dermal nodule 2 cm in diameter with a papilloma- humans for centuries. Ectopic breast tissue can occur tous appearance centrally (Figs. 1 and 2). An underlying 5- anywhere along the bilateral primitive embryonic milk line, cm subcutaneous firm mobile nontender mass beneath this extending from the axilla to the groin . Its reported nodule was present in the medial side of her right thigh at incidence varies between 0.4–6 %, so it is an infrequent the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of clinical finding . Accessory mammary tissue has been the thigh (Figs. 1 and 3). Medical history was unremarkable repeatedly reported to occur in axilla, chest, abdominal except for hypertension. The authors diagnosed this as an wall, and vulva. accessory nipple associated with glandular tissue.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2008
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