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J Korean Breast Cancer Soc. 2004 Dec;7(4):306-310. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4048/jkbcs.2004.7.4.306
Kim TW , Kang SW , Park JY , Ko SS , Hur MH , Lee HK , Kang SS , Lee JH .
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Samsung Cheil Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drkoss@skku.edu
Department of Pathology, Samsung Cheil Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

As a consequence of the incomplete resolution of embryologic mammary ridges, ectopic breast tissue can be present anywhere along the "milk line", including the axillary region. Aberrant breast tissue can develop with any disease that affects the normal breast, including a breast carcinoma. A carcinoma of aberrant breast tissue is rare, but should still be investigated and treated properly with respect to other breast cancers in the embryonic milk-line. Herein is reported our recent experience of a carcinoma originating from aberrant breast tissue in the right axilla. An abnormal nodule around the periphery of the normal breast should be suspected as a breast carcinoma and differential diagnosis and properly treated.

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