Pigmented axillary nodule: carcinoma of an ectopic axillary breast.

@article{Izquierdo2005PigmentedAN,
  title={Pigmented axillary nodule: carcinoma of an ectopic axillary breast.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Avil{\'e}s Izquierdo and Diego Mart{\'i}nez S{\'a}nchez and Ricardo Maria Suarez Fernandez and Pablo L{\'a}zaro Ochaita and Mar{\'i}a Isabel Longo-Imedio},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          237-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ectopic mammary tissue appears in humans owing to an incomplete embryologic regression of the mammary ridges. The same pathology that affects normally positioned breasts, including carcinoma, can occur in ectopic mammary tissue. OBJECTIVE The objective was to present the case of a 43-year-old woman who developed a ductal mammary carcinoma of ectopic breast tissue. METHODS We describe the patient's history, the histologic diagnosis, and the therapy carried out. We also discuss the… CONTINUE READING
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