What is the role of papillary adenoma in the etiology of breast abscesses and masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Papillary adenoma is also known as erosive adenomatosis of the nipple, adenoma of the nipple, florid papillomatosis of the nipple, and subareolar duct papillomatosis of the nipple. This is believed to arise from terminal lactiferous ducts. Incidence is highest among women aged 40-50 years. It commonly presents with unilateral serous or bloody nipple discharge that increases before menses.


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