polythelia

polythelia

 [pol″e-the´le-ah]
the presence of supernumerary nipples.

pol·y·the·li·a

(pol-ē-thē'lē-ă),
Presence of supernumerary nipples, either on the breast or elsewhere on the body.
Synonym(s): hyperthelia
[poly- + G. thēlē, nipple]

pol·y·the·li·a

(pol'ē-thē'lē-ă)
Presence of supernumerary nipples, either on the breast or elsewhere on the body.
Synonym(s): hyperthelia.
[poly- + G. thēlē, nipple]
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athelia and polythelia, as well as in terms denoting inflammation (theilitis) and plastic surgery of the nipple (theleplastica).
We did not report congenital anomalies like polythelia or hematoma conditions, which can be readily diagnosed by clinical examination and therefore not referred to us.
Supernumerary nipple (Polythelia) and supernumerary breast (Polymastia) are common anomalies of breast.
Maternal serum level of 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene and risk of cryptorchidism, hypospadias, and polythelia among male offspring.
Anomalies associated with breast development are common, presenting as supernumerary nipples (polythelia) and less often as supernumerary breast (polymastia) in 1-5% of population.
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).
Other breast anomalies are accessory nipples (polythelia) and accessory mammary glands (polymastia); these are believed to arise from an incomplete regression of the milk lines that arise embryologically [11].
Affected family members had the typical facial, hand and foot anomalies and additionally presented case has rarely reported polythelia and non reported hypoplasia of the 3rd finger.
Polythelia, the presence of supernumerary nipples or nipple-areola complexes, is the most common anomaly of the pediatric breast.
AIT sounds like you may have an extra nipple - a condition called Polythelia.
* Polythelia. This congenital condition, which is marked by extra breast nipples located along the milk line from midclavicle to labia, affects 2% of the population.
Failure of any portion of the mammary ridge to involute can lead to ectopic breast tissue with (polythelia) or without (polymastia) a nipple/areolar complex.