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The Nipple-Areolar Complex: A Pictorial Review of Common and Uncommon Conditions

  • Kyu Soon Kim
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Abstract

The nipple-areolar complex is evaluated as a separate region of the breast, and optimal clinical and diagnostic techniques are needed for best evaluation of the region because of the complicated anatomy and superficial location. In this chapter, we will discuss various diseases of nipple-areolar complex lesions, including Montgomery tubercles, nipple inversion, benign calcifications, inflammation, duct dilatations, intraductal papilloma, fibroadenomas, neurofibromatosis, dermatoses of the nipple, and breast malignancy. A comprehensive understanding of the anatomic variant and benign and malignant processes and the imaging features of each lesion are essential for accurate differentiation and diagnosis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyEulji University HospitalDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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