Unilateral ectopic breast tissue on vulva in postpartum woman

Unilateral ectopic breast tissue on vulva in postpartum woman AbstractRationale:Ectopic mammary gland tissues occur in about 2% to 6% of women in general population. Vulva is considered a rare site for the ectopic breast tissue.Patient concerns:We report a rare case of a 27 year-old woman, para 2 and presenting as a vulvar mass in the postpartum period.Diagnoses:Ectopic mammary tissue in vulva.Interventions:The mass was removed by wide local excision. Histopathological assessment revealed features of ectopic mammary tissueConclusion:The vulvar region is one of the reported sites for ectopic breast tissue in the body. The presence of a rapidly enlarging, well-encapsulated mass in the vulvar region associated with recent delivery or lactation is suggestive of ectopic breast tissue.Lessons:It is important for clinicians to get a good history and consider ectopic breast tissue on vulva in postpartum women and confirm diagnosis via biopsy with histopathological examination. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Medicine Wolters Kluwer Health

Unilateral ectopic breast tissue on vulva in postpartum woman

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Wolters Kluwer
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Copyright © 2018 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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0025-7974
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1536-5964
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10.1097/MD.0000000000009887
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Abstract

AbstractRationale:Ectopic mammary gland tissues occur in about 2% to 6% of women in general population. Vulva is considered a rare site for the ectopic breast tissue.Patient concerns:We report a rare case of a 27 year-old woman, para 2 and presenting as a vulvar mass in the postpartum period.Diagnoses:Ectopic mammary tissue in vulva.Interventions:The mass was removed by wide local excision. Histopathological assessment revealed features of ectopic mammary tissueConclusion:The vulvar region is one of the reported sites for ectopic breast tissue in the body. The presence of a rapidly enlarging, well-encapsulated mass in the vulvar region associated with recent delivery or lactation is suggestive of ectopic breast tissue.Lessons:It is important for clinicians to get a good history and consider ectopic breast tissue on vulva in postpartum women and confirm diagnosis via biopsy with histopathological examination.

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MedicineWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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