Primitive bilateral nipple necrosis: a case report
Ihssane Hakimi, Driss Moussaoui
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;19:107. doi:10.11604/pamj..19.107.5221

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Primitive bilateral nipple necrosis: a case report

Ihssane Hakimi, Driss Moussaoui
Pan Afr Med J. 2014; 19:107. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.19.107.5221. Published 30 Sep 2014

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).

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

©Ihssane Hakimi et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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