Monday, 3 September 2012

Bilateral axillary ectopic breast tissue

Bilateral axillary ectopic breast tissue.  The Lancet, 2012; 380: 835.

Seifert, F., et al.

A 14-year-old girl presented with progressively growing bilateral painful axillary tumours (). Histopathology showed slightly hyperplastic glandular tissue without cytological atypia within the reticular dermis and fatty tissue (). The glandular epithelium stained positive for oestrogen and progesterone receptors (), which led to the diagnosis of ectopic breast tissue.