J Korean Soc Ultrasound Med.  2012 Mar;31(1):51-54.

Chronic and Recurrent Subareolar Abscess of the Breast from Underlying Causes

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Eulji University, Eulji Hospital, Korea. jkan0831@eulji.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Surgery, Eulji University, Eulji Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Eulji University, Eulji Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

A subareolar abscess is the most common non-puerperal abscess of the breast. The main cause of a subareolar abscess is squamous metaplasia, which obstructs the lactiferous ducts and leads to the stasis of secretions and rupture of the ducts. However, there are other causes of subareolar abscess formation.

Keyword

Abscess; Subareolar; Breast; Epidermal inclusion cyst
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