Ectopic breasts: Familial functional axillary breasts and breast cancer arising in an axillary breast

Sandra S. Osswald, Michael B. Osswald, Dirk M. Elston

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Supernumerary breasts and nipples are not uncommon and have familial and syndrome associations. Although usually of only cosmetic concern, hormonal changes and inflammatory or neoplastic conditions that affect primary breast tissue also may occur in areas of ectopic breast tissue. We describe cases of familial functional axillary breasts and primary carcinoma of the breast arising in ectopic axillary breast tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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