By Gary M. White, MD

For lesions of the nipple, see Nipple.


Eczema of the Breasts
Eczema of the Breasts


Breast Hypoplasia from Becker's Nevus.

Breast Hypoplasia from Morphea. See for example, Case Reports in Dermatologic Medicine


Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer

Lupus Mastitis


Neurofibromas in Neurofibromatosis


Nevi of the breasts occur commonly and should be evaluated like any other pigmented lesion. Atypical pigmented lesions like this one need to be excised to rule out melanoma.

Melanoma of the breast is rare, but does occur.

Seborrheic Keratosis. SKs are not uncommon on the breast. They are extremely common in the inframamary fold.
seborrheic keratosis of the breast

Pigmented, reticular Paget's disease in a 98-year-old woman is reported in Ann Dermatol. 2011 Feb; 23(1): 73–75

Red Plaques


Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer

Silicone Reactions. A case of inflammatory plaques in a patient that had had silicone implants 13 years earlier. Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 129138


Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer


Radiation Therapy for breast cancer may induce telangiectasias at the port years later.
Radiation Telangiectasias of the breast


Post operative pyoderma gangrenosum.


Atypical Vascular Lesion.
Radiation-induced angiosarcoma of the breast. Derm Online Journal 19(1)


Vitiligo may affect the areola. See for example Indian J Dermatol. 2009 Apr-Jun; 54(2): 150–158

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