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Paget’s Disease of the Nipple-Areola Complex

  • Kelly K. Hunt
  • Merrick I. Ross
Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA)

Abstract

The characteristic erythema and scaly eczematous change of the nipple seen with Paget’s disease of the breast were first described by Velpeau in 1856.1 It was not until 1874, however, that Sir James Paget described the relation between these characteristic nipple-areola changes and the association with underlying infiltrating or intraductal carcinoma of the breast. In the series reported by Paget, all patients ultimately developed underlying breast carcinoma within 1 year of the nipple changes.2

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Burning Adenoma Aldehyde Oncol Hunt 

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  • Merrick I. Ross

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