Paget disease of a nipple graft following completion of a breast reconstruction with a nipple-sharing technique

C. Bob Basu, Melissa Wahba, Jamal M. Bullocks, Richard Elledge

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Surgical treatment of breast cancer can have a profound impact on patients both physically and psychologically. Postmastectomy breast reconstruction can significantly decrease the psychologic distress that a breast cancer patient experiences. Whereas breast mound reconstruction was initially thought to be sufficient, surgeons and patients have recognized the importance of nipple-areolar reconstruction. The following is a case report of a patient who developed Paget disease of a left nipple graft after left mastectomy and reconstruction with a TRAM flap and nipple sharing from the right breast. This case report provides a unique 14-year retrospective review of a clinical course and to our knowledge is the first reported case in the English literature of Paget disease developing in a nipple reconstructed from the contralateral nipple using the nipple-sharing technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-145
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2008



  • Breast cancer
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Nipple sharing technique
  • Paget disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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