Axillary Masse, is it an Ectopic Mammary Gland?
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ferjaoui Mohamed Aymen
Department B of Gynecologic and Breast Surgery
Tunis Maternity Center, Tunis Medical School, Tunisia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 29, 2016; Accepted date: May 16, 2016; Published date: May 30, 2016
Citation: Aymen FA, Atef Y, Majed G, Nadia B, Fethi BA, et al. (2016) Axillary Masse, is it an Ectopic Mammary Gland?. Breast Can Curr Res 1:108. doi:10.4172/2572-4118.1000108
Copyright: © 2016 Aymen FM et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Ectopic breast tissue or super numerary mammary gland is a congenital condition characterized by the development of mammary tissue along the embryonic milk line. This condition Occurs in 0.4-6% of the general population. The most common site of development of super numerary mammary gland is the axillar region. Axillary ectopic breast tissue may provide a diagnostic challenge, as other benign and malignant lesions occur in this area. We report a case of 18 years-old girl presenting an axillary masse considered firstly as an ectopic mammary gland. Ultrasound aspect and axillary MRI correct the diagnosis and lead to provide specific management of this tumor.