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IMJ. 2016; 8(1): 58-63


INGUINAL BREAST TISSUE WITH FIBROCYSTIC DISEASE

NOOR KHAN LAKHNANA, HUMAIRA ZAFAR, MUDASSIRA ZAHID, KIRAN TAUSEEF.

Abstract
Accessory or ectopic breast tissue persisting from embryologic development is found in about 2-6% of females and 1-3% of males.
Hormonal stimulation at the time of menarche, pregnancy and lactation all directly influence the proliferation of breast tissue proper
and at the ectopic site. Patients with accessory breast tissue present in the reproductive age group usually. Presentation in menopause
is rare. We report a case of 51 years old post menopausal female who presented with the complaint of 5 x 7cm lump in right inguinal
region. Histopathology examination revealed it to be an ectopic breast tissue in the inguinal area. Interestingly fibrocystic changes
were also seen in the tissue. The patient was cured of the symptoms after surgical removal of the lump.

Key words: Ectopic Breast Tissue, Fibrocystic Disease, Post Menopausal Age



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