Nodular mucinosis of the breast in a supernumerary nipple: Case report and review of the literature

Niti Manglik, Alma C. Berlingeri-Ramos, Nahal Boroumand, Mahmoud Eltorky

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Nodular mucinosis is an extraordinary stromal lesion of the breast. The usual clinical presentation is that of an oozing, slow-growing, soft, non-tender, lobulated mass in the subareolar region. Histologically, it is a non-encapsulated myxoid/mucinous lesion with a sparse infiltrate of spindle cells within a collagenized stroma. The histogenesis of nodular mucinosis is undetermined but the pattern of staining of the spindle cells suggests it might be of myofibroblastic origin. We herein report for the first time in the English literature a case of nodular mucinosis occurring in a supernumerary nipple. We also discuss the main differential diagnoses and review the literature of previously published cases of this entity. Manglik N, Berlingeri-Ramos AC, Boroumand N, Eltorky M. Nodular mucinosis of the breast in a supernumerary nipple: case report and review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1178-1181
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Pathology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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