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Axillary accessory breast associated with hyperhidrosis on the overlying skin during pregnancy Volume 28, issue 2, March-April 2018

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1 Division of Dermatology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 1-12-1 Fukumuro, Miyagino-ku, Sendai 983-8512, Japan
2 Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Related, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan
3 Department of Dermatology, Nishiwaki Municipal Hospital, 652-1 Shimotoda, Nishiwaki 677-0043, Japan
4 Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Kobe University Hospital, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan
5 Division of Clinical Pathology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 1-12-1 Fukumuro, Miyagino-ku, Sendai 983-8512, Japan

Accessory breast represents ectopic breast tissue that results from a failure of the embryonic mammary ridge to regress. It is found in 2-6% of women [1-3]. This tissue can present as a mass anywhere along the course of the embryologic mammary streak (milk line), but is most frequently found in the axilla. Accessory breast is usually asymptomatic, but can cause problems such as anxiety, cosmetic concern, pain, and restriction of arm movement. Furthermore, associations with other diseases, such as [...]