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Axillary accessory breast carcinoma masquerading as axillary abscess: a case report


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Lim, Shu Yu and Jee, Shir Lee and Gee, Tikfu and Emran, Nor Aina (2016) Axillary accessory breast carcinoma masquerading as axillary abscess: a case report. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 71 (6). pp. 370-371. ISSN 0300-5283

Abstract

Accessory breast is a frequently seen developmental breast abnormality, commoner among Asians than Caucasians. This ectopic breast tissue shares many similarities as the normal breast tissue, and although subjected to the same pathological processes, accessory breast carcinoma is rare. As locations of the accessory breast may be variable, detection of pathological lesions through clinical examinations and standard diagnostic tools (i.e., mammogram) can be difficult. Staging and management should be tailored-made according to the location of the accessory breast as well as its known pattern of lymphatic drainage. We report a case of an intra-ductal carcinoma occurring in an axillary accessory breast.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Malaysian Medical Association
Keywords: Accessory; Breast; Carcinoma
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 10:04
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 10:04
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56868
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