Breast Abscess Surgery

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Definition

A subareolar abscess is an abscess or growth on the areolar gland, which is located in the breast under or below the areola (colored area around nipple).


Alternative Names

Abscess - areolar gland; Areolar gland abscess


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of a subareolar abscess is a blockage of the small glands or ducts under the areola, with development of an infection under the skin.

This is an uncommon problem that affects younger or middle-aged women...

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