Research Article| Volume 65, ISSUE 4, e75-e79, April 2012

The congenital cleft nipple and its surgical treatment

Published:December 12, 2011DOI:


      Congenital variations of the shape and structure of the nipple lacks coverage in the medical literature. We present four cases of a specific and unique congenital nipple anomaly, the cleft nipple. Each woman had a normal contralateral breast and nipple–areola complex. Three of the four cases were corrected surgically with no complications experienced. Included in the discussion is a description of the techniques used in the corrective surgery and a review of the current literature on associated variations of normality.


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