Neurofibroma Arising in Ectopic Breast Tissue: A Unique Case Report

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Cammarata Roberto
Cammarata Antonio

Abstract

Neurofibromas are benign nerve sheath tumours which occur in the dermis or subcutis with a variable distribution on the body surface. Accessory breast tissue results from incomplete involution of the embryologic mammary ridge. We report a case of a 63-year postmenopausal multiparous woman who presented to our department with a lump in the lower left abdominal quadrant near a supernumerary nipple. An abdominal ultrasound confirmed the presence of a 20mm mass and describes it as a hypo-anechoic neoformation below the accessory nipple in the context of likely breast parenchyma. A large local excision of the lesion was therefore planned. A final histologic diagnosis of neurofibroma arising in accessory breast tissue was made. This case report describes for the first time a case of a neurofibroma arising on ectopic breast tissue.

Keywords:
Neurofibroma, breast, ectopic breast tissue.

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Roberto, C., & Antonio, C. (2020). Neurofibroma Arising in Ectopic Breast Tissue: A Unique Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 5(4), 28-35. Retrieved from https://journalajcrs.com/index.php/AJCRS/article/view/30173
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