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Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 1997 Dec;42(6):635-7.

[Syringomatous tumor of the nipple. A case report and review of the literature].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Traumatologique, Plastique, CHU Hôpital Jean-Minjoz, Besançon, France.


The authors report a case of syringomatous tumor of the nipple in a 35-year-old woman, discovered incidentally during investigation of dysmenorrhea. After limited resection-biopsy of a cystic nipple tumor, histological results indicated the need for a partial central mastectomy with areola and nipple amputation. Although this tumor is classified as an adenoma, considered to be a benign lesion, syringomatous adenoma of the nipple is a potentially locally aggressive tumor, at risk of local recurrence and deep invasion of the mammary gland. This is a rare tumor (only 18 cases have been reported in the literature), and the histological diagnosis can be difficult, with possible confusion with a nipple duct adenoma, or tubular carcinoma.

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