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Nodular mucinosis of the breast in a supernumerary nipple: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19694882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nodular mucinosis is an extraordinary stromal lesion of the breast. The usual clinical presentation is that of an oozing, slow-growing, soft, non-tender, lobulated mass in the subareolar region. Histologically, it is a non-encapsulated myxoid/mucinous lesion with a sparse infiltrate of spindle cells within a collagenized stroma. The histogenesis of nodular mucinosis is undetermined but the pattern of staining of the spindle cells suggests it might be of myofibroblastic origin. We herein report for the first time in the English literature a case of nodular mucinosis occurring in a supernumerary nipple. We also discuss the main differential diagnoses and review the literature of previously published cases of this entity.
Niti Manglik; Alma C Berlingeri-Ramos; Nahal Boroumand; Mahmoud Eltorky
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-20     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1178-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Diseases / pathology*
Mucinoses / pathology*
Nipples / pathology*

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