NCBI ROFL: A foot needs a nipple like a fish needs a bicycle.

By ncbi rofl | June 25, 2010 7:00 pm

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Case report: Ectopic nipple on the sole of the foot, an unexplained anomaly.

“Supernumerary nipples are common congenital anomalies, most often occurring along the embryonic milk lines. We present a patient with an ectopic nipple on the foot. We are unable to explain the aetiology of this anomaly; however, several theories have been proposed.”


Bonus figures:

nipple_foot_images“The patient considered the lesion to be a cosmetic blemish and refused to have it excised. He was advised follow-up every 6-months or to seek consultation if any features of the nipple changed.”

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