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Something about Inverted Nipple

Published:2010-04-13   Views:140  From:Peking University Third Hospital

Excerpt:Inverted nipples (two types: two-sided and one-sided) affect breast’s appearance. What’s more, they are deformities in themselves. Once you notice this condition, talk to your doctor and get a tre ...

Inverted nipples (two types: two-sided and one-sided) affect breast’s appearance. What’s more, they are deformities in themselves. Once you notice this condition, talk to your doctor and get a treatment as soon as possible.

Areolae and nipples are the centers of aesthetic appreciation centers and also the main sexual excitation area. Normal nipples stand erect in the middle of areolae, 1 cm in diameter and height. An inverted nipple is a nipple that, instead of pointing outward, is retracted into the breast. In some serious cases, the inverted nipple looks like an apple’s bottom and can not be dragged out; while in some slight cases, it comes out with a little pressure.

According to the disease causes, it can be categorized into primary type and secondary type. The former is due to congenital developmental anomaly of nipples and their surrounding tissues. Its manifestations are shortened laticiferous tubes, the traction caused by the shortened fiber around the laticiferous tubes and weak holding power of the nipple fundus. The latter is caused by pathological changes, such as tumors, of breasts.

Inverted nipples are not just cosmetic deformity but also influence breastfeeding and sexual excitation. Primary inverted nipple can be rectified by non-invasive methods like pulling or subpressure (if it is in the slight degree) or by surgery (if it is in the middle or severe degree). The surgery is to cut shortened laticiferous tubes and their surrounding nerve structure, strengthen the holding power of nipple fundus and reconstruct the shape of the nipple. If it is secondary, the primary breast diseases should be cured first.

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