Supernumerary nipple in a young woman

Salma Salim, Badreddine Hassam

PAMJ. 2019; 34:36. Published 17 Sep 2019 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.34.36.17762

We report the case of a 24 year old woman, without significant past medical history, who consulted for an asymptomatic and pigmented lesion of the breast evolving from infancy. Dermatological examination showed a brown plaque localized on the milk line in the underside of the right breast, measuring 1 cm, firm in consistency, with a non infiltrated base. Dermoscopic examination revealed a peripheral pigmented regular network with a cleft-like appearance in a pigmented homogeneous central area. The rest of clinical examination was normal. Based on the clinical and dermoscopic findings a diagnosis of supernumerary nipple was established. The patient refused the removal of the nipple since it was asymptomatic and without any aesthetic concern.
Corresponding author
Salma Salim, Dermatology and Venereology Department, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco (salma-salim19@hotmail.fr)

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