Unilateral Female Accessory Breast Tissue


Neamah M. Alali 1

1 Consultant Surgeon, M.B.Ch.B.(Bag.),F.R.C.S.(Glas.),F.R.C.S.(Edin.), Kerbala, Iraq.



Accessory breast tissue is uncommon condition which occurs in 0.4 – 6% of women. The diagnosis of ectopic breast tissue (EBT) is important as it can undergo the same pathological changes that occur in a normal breast such as mastitis, fibrocystic disease and carcinoma. I present a case of a large right-sided accessory breast in a 38 year old woman. Histopathological examination confirmed the breast tissue.