Subareolar breast abscesses are infected lumps that occur just under the areola, the colored skin around the nipple. An abscess is a swollen area in the body that is filled with pus. Pus is liquid Author: Christine Case-Lo. 49 M with palpable left breast mass, with incidental right subareolar lesion: Mammogram: 5 mm well circumscribed mass in the subareolar region. Ultrasound: Hypoechoic 6 x 3 x 5 mm cyst at the site of mammographic mass, with thin internal septation, without internal flow.
Also called Zuska's disease (only nonpuerperal case), subareolar abscess is a subcutaneous abscess of the breast tissue beneath the areola of the nipple. It is a frequently aseptic inflammation and has been associated with squamous metaplasia of lactiferous ducts. subareolar: [ sub″ah-re´o-lar ] beneath the areola of the nipple.
C509 Breast, NOS. Entire breast. Multiple tumors in different subsites within breast. Inflammatory without palpable mass. ¾ or more of breast involved with tumor. Diffuse (tumor size 998) Additional Subsite Descriptors The position of the tumor in the breast may be described as the positions on a . Case Discussion. This case demonstrates the development of a carcinoma in the subareolar breast tissue. The area is one of the review areas in the breast; an area that you consciously have to review before you move on. Another such area is the submammary fat on the MLO view. Cf. case 21726.