Breast Lesions

Breast disorders in infants may be congenital or may be a consequence of normal physiologic change.  Acquired lesions may arise as a result of infection, trauma or neoplasms.


Developmental Disorders-Polythelia or supernumerary nipples can arise anywhere from the groin to axilla, along the milk line.  Treatment consists primarily of excision of these benign lesions. Congenital absence of the breast is an uncommon condition that is associated with chest wall defects such as asymmetric pectus excavatum.  Reconstruction of the breast is delayed until puberty and when possible coincides with repair of the chest wall deformity.

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