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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 80, n° 6
pages 1467-1481 (juin 2019)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.066
accepted : 6 August 2018
Continuing Medical Education

Skin diseases of the breast and nipple : Benign and malignant tumors
 

Reid A. Waldman, MD a, Justin Finch, MD a, Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD a, Christina Stevenson, MD b, Diane Whitaker-Worth, MD a,
a University of Connecticut Health Center Dermatology Department, Farmington, Connecticut 
b University of Connecticut Health Center Cancer Center, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut 

Correspondence to: Diane Whitaker-Worth, MD, University of Connecticut Dermatology Department, 21 South Rd, Farmington, CT 06032.University of Connecticut Dermatology Department21 South RdFarmingtonCT06032
Abstract

The evaluation and management of dermatologic diseases of the breast and nipple requires an understanding of the unique anatomy of the breast and nipple and an awareness of the significant emotional, cultural, and sexual considerations that may come into play when treating this anatomic area. The first article in this continuing medical education series reviews breast anatomy, congenital breast anomalies, and benign and malignant breast tumors. An emphasis is placed on inflammatory breast cancer and breast cancer with noninflammatory skin involvement and on cutaneous metastases to the breast and from breast cancer. Familiarity of the dermatologist with the cutaneous manifestations of breast cancer will facilitate the diagnosis of breast malignancy and assist with staging, prognostication, and evaluation for recurrence. This article also discusses genodermatoses that predispose to breast pathology and provides imaging recommendations for evaluating a palpable breast mass.

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Key words : breast, breast cancer, continuing medical education, genodermatoses, nipple, Paget disease

Abbreviation used : NAC



 Funding sources: None.
 Conflicts of interest: None disclosed.
 Date of release: June 2019
 Expiration date: June 2022
 Reprints not available from the author.



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