Accessory breast tissue (axilla)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right axillary recurrent pain and swelling for the last few months. Pain occurs during premenstrual time.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

At the site of pain and swelling pointed by the patient in the right axilla, there is the heterogeneous hyperechoic area below the skin. It shows the same appearance as that of the normal glandular tissue of the breast. It is not connected to the pectoral breast tissue. There is no solid or cystic mass lesion in it. The axillary artery is patent. There is no axillary lymphadenopathy/ lipoma/ epidermal inclusion cyst.

Case Discussion

A female presented with a history of the right axillary region pain and swelling during a premenstrual time. The ultrasound shows accessory breast tissue in the axillary without any associated pathology.

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Case information

rID: 76956
Published: 1st May 2020
Last edited: 2nd May 2020
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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