Archive for July 27th, 2011
A supernumerary nipple, a superfluous third nipple, occurs in 1 out of 18 men and 1 in 50 women. Although most supernumerary nipples are found along the “milk lines” from the armpit through the nipples to the end of the groin, they are rarely found below the waist too.
Sometimes they’re so small they’re easily mistaken for a birthmark or mole.
And sometimes there’s no mistaking what it is.
In very rare circumstances, the supernumerary nipple may appear in an unusual place. This one is in the armpit.
Believed to be the first of its kind and a potential Guinness world record, a 22 year old woman from Brazil was found with a well developed extra nipple.
A report in the medical journal Dermatology Online it states, “A 22-year-old woman sought medical care for a lesion in the plantar region of her left foot, a well-formed nipple surrounded by areola and hair.”
“Microscopic examination of the dermis showed hair follicles, eccrine glands, and sebaceous glands. Fat tissue was noted at the base of the lesion. Clinical and histopathologic findings were consistent with the diagnosis of supernumerary breast tissue, also known as pseudomamma. To our knowledge, this is the first report of supernumerary breast tissue on the foot.”