Paget disease of the nipple

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Paget disease of the nipple

Synonyms: Mammary Paget disease | Paget disease of the breast | Paget's disease of the nipple

Paget disease of the nipple describes a rare presentation of breast cancer seen most frequently in women aged 50-60 manifesting with nipple drainage and itching erythema crusty and excoriated nipple thickened plaques and hyperpigmentation (less frequently). It is due to tumor cells invading the nipple-areola complex and represents 1-3% of all new breast cancer diagnoses.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview.

Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata.

Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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