EJMCR. 2018; 2(May 2018): 68-71

Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report

Authors: Rafia Shahzad, Zeeshan Rashid Mirza, Abu Baker Shahid.

ABSTRACT

Background: Accessory breast tissue is residual breast tissue that persists due to the failure of regression of mammary streaks in embryogenesis. It is essential to diagnose accessory breast tissue because it can harbor all the pathological conditions that can occur in normally located breast. Cases of accessory breast with benign cystic changes, mastitis, abscesses, fibroadenomas, and carcinomas are documented. Duct ectasia is, however, a rare occurrence in accessory breast and only a few cases have been previously reported. Case Presentation: A 38 year female, presented with marked and extensive duct ectasia involving almost whole of the right breast parenchyma and bilateral accessory axillary breasts with infrequently observed findings on mammography and ultrasonography. Conclusion: This case report highlights the imaging features of duct ectasia involving the accessory axillary breasts which is a rare occurrence. Awareness of imaging features of this entity may help in early diagnosis to allow adequate management and also to prevent its complications like the formation of abscesses and fistulae.

Keywords:
Accessory breast, Fibroadenoma, Duct ectasia, mammography, ultrasonography, case report.


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Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report


Authors
Rafia Shahzad
Department of Radiolohgy, INMOL Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
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Zeeshan Rashid Mirza
Department of Radiology, INMOL Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
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Abu Baker Shahid
Department of Oncology, INMOL Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
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Rafia Shahzad. Rafia Shahzad, Department of radiolohgy, INMOL Hospital.; rshk18@hotmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 28 Nov 2017
Revised 01 Feb 2018
Accepted 11 Feb 2018
Published in print 29 May 2018

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Shahzad R, Mirza ZR, Shahid AB. Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report. EJMCR. 2018; 2(May 2018): 68-71. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/9


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Shahzad R, Mirza ZR, Shahid AB. Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report. EJMCR. (2018), [cited October 18, 2018]; 2(May 2018): 68-71. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/9


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Shahzad, R., Mirza, Z. R. & Shahid, A. B. (2018) Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report. EJMCR, 2 (May 2018), 68-71. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/9


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Shahzad, Rafia, Zeeshan Rashid Mirza, and Abu Baker Shahid. 2018. Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (May 2018), 68-71. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/9


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Shahzad, Rafia, Zeeshan Rashid Mirza, and Abu Baker Shahid. "Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2 (2018), 68-71. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/9


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Shahzad, Rafia, Zeeshan Rashid Mirza, and Abu Baker Shahid. "Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2.May 2018 (2018), 68-71. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/9


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Shahzad, R., Mirza, Z. R. & Shahid, A. B. (2018) Duct Ectasia in bilateral accessory and unilateral normally located breast: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (May 2018), 68-71. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/9


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