Primitive bilateral nipple necrosis: a case report
Ihssane Hakimi, Driss Moussaoui
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2014;19:107. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.19.107.5221

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Primitive bilateral nipple necrosis: a case report

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2014;19:107. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.19.107.5221

Received: 11/08/2014 - Accepted: 12/08/2014 - Published: 30/09/2014

Key words: Necrosis, plastic surgery, etiology

© Ihssane Hakimi et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Ihssane Hakimi, Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco (hakimiihssane@gmail.com)


Primitive bilateral nipple necrosis: a case report

 

Ihssane Hakimi1,&, Driss Moussaoui1

 

1 Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Ihssane Hakimi, Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

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Nipple necrosis is a usual complication after breast plastic surgery, however a spontaneous necrosis of the nipple is exceptional and especially without any apparent etiology. We searched in all accessible databases without finding a similar case in the literature. It's a about a 14 years old girl, refugee in Zaatari camp in Jordan. In her medical history, we found a purulent pleurisy of atypical germs treated two years ago, she presented in the last two months a spontaneous bilateral nipple necrosis (A et B). Physical examination showed no pubertal or gynecologic abnormalities. Breast ultrasound was normal. A hormonal balance and an assessment of vacuities were without abnormalities. Otherwise, a Chest -X-Rays was normal. Histopathological examination of a nipple biopsy revealed a necrotic tissue without specific lesions. The evolution was marked by a spontaneous drop in both necrotic nipples (C).

Figure 1: (A)picture showing a nipple necrosis; (B)bilateral nipple necrosis; (C)spontaneous drop in both necrotic nipples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Plastic surgery
Etiology

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