Nipple Areola Complex Management and Reconstruction in Subareolar Breast Abscess
Breast abscesses can be divided in puerperal and not puerperal. Puerperal breast abscess is defined as breast abscess associated with pregnancy, or during the first 3 months after labor without lactation, during lactation, or during the first 3 months after cessation of lactation. Non-puerperal breast abscesses are divided into subareolar breast abscesses, located in the subareolar area or within 1 cm from the areola, and non-subareolar breast abscesses that are located in different areas of the breast. The authors discuss pathogenesis, clinical presentation, radiological features and treatment of Nipple Areola Complex (NAC) subareolar breast abscess.
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