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September 1970

Erosive Adenomatosis of the Nipple

Author Affiliations


From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Smith and Gross) and surgery (Dr. Kron) of the Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(3):330-332. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000090092016

Erosive adenomatosis is a benign lesion which is clinically indistinguishable from Paget's disease of the nipple. Histologically, it may be confused with adenocarcinoma, and frozen sections may not provide enough detail to allow accurate differentiation between them. Simple excision of the nipple and subareolar tissue is recommended as definitive treatment.