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Subspecialties Histology, Oncology

In Focus: Mammary Paget’s Disease

A 52-year-old female presented with a well-defined, erythematous, crusted plaque over her left breast for two years. The plaque started as a small, erythematous papule over the areolar area of her left breast and slowly enlarged, extending over the nipple. The left nipple slowly became flattened as the lesion grew and formed a scaling crust (see Figure 1). The patient experienced occasional pain and tingling over the plaque. No underlying mass was detected on clinical examination or on subsequent ultrasound and mammography.

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About the Authors

Indranil Chakrabarti

Associate Professor of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, India.


Rajesh Kumar Mandal

Associate Professor of Dermatology, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, India.

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