Adenoma of the nipple: report of a case.

Yuko Kijima, Sumika Matsukita, Heijia Yoshinaka, Tetsuhiro Owaki, Takashi Aikou

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)


We report a case of an adenoma of the nipple in a 33-year-old Japanese woman who presented with a 2-year history of itching, eczema, and discharge from the left nipple. Examination revealed a firm, well defined and erosive tumor measuring 10 x 11 mm that was sore, crusted, and indurated. There was a slight serosanguineous discharge from the tumor. Cytological material from the tumor obtained from the discharge and by fine needle aspiration (FNA) and scraping showed a papillary cell cluster thought to be a benign papilloma.We performed a tumor resection with preservation of the nipple. The histological diagnosis was adenoma of the nipple. The patient was left with a cosmetically well-preserved nipple. No recurrent tumor has been observed for two years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalBreast cancer (Tokyo, Japan)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology (medical)


Dive into the research topics of 'Adenoma of the nipple: report of a case.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this