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Chirurgia 2003 February;16(1):29-32

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Ectopic axillary fibroadenoma. Case report

Brancato G., Gandolfo L., Donati M., Privitera A.


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The occurrence of ectopic breast tissue in the axilla is rare and its incidence is not perfectly known. This tissue can show benign or malignant patterns similarly to orthotopic counterpart. A few cases of ectopic axillary fibroadenomas are reported in the literature. The case of a 24 year old woman presenting with axillary fibroadenoma is reported and a review of the literature is made with regards to the incidence, clinical presentation, emphasizing the difficulty of a differential diagnosis among lumps arising in this area.

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