Background: When a subareolar breast abscess SBA is incised and drained, an extraordinarily high frequency of recurrence is noted. Methods: To develop a pathogenesis-based treatment plan, 24 women with a total of 84 abscesses were monitored. Results: In nine women SBA was under the left areola, under the right, in 7 and in eight the SBA occurred either simultaneously or sequentially under both areolae. In 11 of 24 patients a chronic lactiferous duct fistula also existed. In four of 24 patients four SBAs were treated with antibiotics; alone; all recurred. In 16 of 24 patients initial treatment was incision and drainage plus antibiotics; all recurred.
Breast pathology - Libre Pathology
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The breast is an important organ that pathologists see quite often because it is often afflicted by cancer. Before women started smoking in large numbers, it was a leading cause of cancer death in women. Fortunately, breast cancer, in this day, has a relatively good prognosis if it is detected early.