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December 1999

Picture of the Month

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, Mo (Dr Perlyn); North Shore Hospital, Miami, Fla (Dr Edmiston); and the American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC (Dr Tunnessen).



Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(12):1305-1306. doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.12.1305

AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL has asymmetrical breast development (Figure 1). Findings from physical examination revealed aplasia of the left breast and absence of the left nipple-areola complex. In addition, the left anterior axillary fold and the left pectoralis major muscle were absent. The left posterior axillary fold was well developed and the latissimus dorsi muscles were present bilaterally. The left thoracic rib cage was flattened. The right breast bud and nipple-areola complex appeared to be developing normally. Findings from the remainder of the physical examination, including the upper extremities, were normal. There was no family history of similar abnormalities.