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South African Medical Journal

Clinico-pathologic spectrum of accessory axillary breast; case series and literature review

Authors: Usman Bello, Samaila Modupeola Omotara

Journal: Sahel Medical Journal

Accessory breast and the diseases affecting these aberrant breast tissues are relatively uncommon, and with variable prevalence among different populations. These are commonly located in the axilla, chest wall, and vulva. The most common disease in these tissues is carcinoma; however, other benign neoplastic and nonneoplastic lesions do occur. In this review, we present a clinicopathologic analysis of all the consecutive cases seen in a major referral teaching hospital over a period spanning 10 years (2006–2015).