Fibroadenoma of the ectopic breast of the axilla - A case report

Ciralik H., Bulbuloglu E., Arican O., Citil R.

Polish Journal of Pathology, vol.57, no.4, pp.209-211, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Polish Journal of Pathology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-211
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Polymastia is a term that is used to describe the presence of more than two breasts in human beings. It is synonymous with supernumerary or accessory breast tissue. In the ectopic breast tissue any disease can develop that affects the normal breast, including fibroadenoma. We reported a case of fibroadenoma of the axilla in a 23-year-old woman. Differential diagnosis of an axillary mass should also include fibroadenoma in an ectopic breast tissue.