RETRACTION OF NIPPLES
Inverted nipple is a condition with a prevalence of 10%-20% in the general population. Inverted nipple is a condition defined as the nipple, which is retracted inwards, rather than pointing outwards.
- tender and warm to the touch.
- Redness in your nipple area.
- lump behind your nipple.
- Bloody discharge coming from your nipple.
- Discharge from your nipple that’s white, green
- Grade 1 inverted nipples - These are called “shy nipples.” They have minimal or no fibrosis and demonstrate a soft-tissue sufficiency. The lactiferous ducts are normal, even with the retraction.
- Grade 2 inverted nipples – They demonstrate fibrosis of a moderate degree. On tissue examination, smooth muscle bundles are seen encasing the fibrous stroma. The milk ducts are retracted. The nipples can be pulled out but retract back soon after.
- Grade 3 inverted nipples – The fibrosis seen is remarkable, and there is severe soft tissue deficiency. Lactiferous ducts are tiny, constricted, and retracted to a considerable extent. Histologically, the terminal ductal units are fibrosed and atrophied.
- CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS
- CONIUM MAC
- NAT SULPH