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Monday 1 August 2011

A third nipple.

A 28-year-old man consulted for this pigmented lesion located under his nipple. He was thinking this lesion was present since birth.

Dermoscopy revealed a central hypo-pigmented area with a peripheral pigmented reticulation.
This feature looks like a dermatofibroma

This lesion was a surnumerary nipple (accessory nipple)

1 - Blum A., Roehm S. Accessory nipple looks like dermatofibroma in dermoscopy. 
Arch Dermatol 2003 Jul; 139 (7): 948-9

2- Oztas MO, Gurer MA. Dermoscopic features of accessory nipples. Int J Dermatol 2007; 46(10):1067-8