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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmed Elsaiey, MBBCH [2]

Overview

Breast abscess is classified according to the anatomical location of the abscess into subcutaneous, subareolar, interlobular, central and retromammary and the lactation state of the patient either lactational or non-lactational.

Classification

Breast Abscess may be classified according to anatomical location and lactation state of the patient into subtypes.[1]

  • Lactation state:
    • Lactational
    • Non-Lactational.

References

  1. Dixon JM (1994). "ABC of breast diseases. Breast infection.". BMJ. 309 (6959): 946–9. PMC 2541130Freely accessible. PMID 7755694. 

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