Supernumerary nipple (Polythelia) and supernumerary breast (Polymastia) are common anomalies of breast.
Supernumerary nipple and supernumerary breast are common ectopic breast diseases described in literature.
from their study on a population of American women found that supernumerary nipple and accessory breast tissue were more common in the Native American women than in the non-native women.
Anomalies associated with breast development are common, presenting as supernumerary nipples (polythelia) and less often as supernumerary breast (polymastia) in 1-5% of population.
Here we report 7 cases presenting with congenital anomalies of breast observed over a duration of 6 years of which 3 patients had ectopic breast tissue presenting as axillary swelling, Unilateral supernumerary nipple in 1 patient, one case of bilateral supernumerary nipple, one case with Symmastia and 1 patient with Pubertal hypertrophy of breast.
On examination it was found to be unilateral supernumerary nipple.
Polythelia has been defined as the presence of supernumerary nipples without association with other anatomical glandular structures; normally they follow the path of the mammary line from the armpit to the pubic region (1).
Supernumerary nipples are located on the mammary line and are usually asymptomatic.
Polythelia, the presence of supernumerary nipples or nipple-areola complexes, is the most common anomaly of the pediatric breast.
Keywords: Intraareolar polythelia, Supernumerary nipples, Nipple malformation.
Potentially useful measures of hormone-sensitive end points are standardized examinations for supernumerary nipples
, size of breast buds, hypospadias, cryptorchidism, prostate size, anogenital distance and related measures, tooth mineralization, sexual development, gynecomastia, detailed neurologic examinations, and neurodevelopmental assessment of motor development, language, and cognition (Alaluusua et al.
If this regression does not occur and ridge persist, supernumerary nipples
or breasts develop along milk line.