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Isolated Unilateral Amazia: An Exceptional Breast Anomaly.
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PMID:  23095527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Amazia is a rare breast anomaly. It consists of the absence of the mammary gland, with normal nipple-areola complex. It usually presents associated with a syndrome and it can be diagnosed during infancy or at the beginning of puberty. CASE: Here we report a case of a 13-year-old female with a late diagnosis of unilateral amazia. No distinctive body or anatomic abnormalities were found. She was referred for surgical reconstruction. COMMENTS: Amazia is an uncommon entity with a lack of incidence information in the literature. Early diagnosis and proper treatment are essential to avoid body image complications, especially among adolescent women.
Authors:
A P Nso-Roca; F J Aguirre-Balsalobre; M Juste Ruiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante, Spain. Electronic address: ananso@yahoo.es.
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