A young woman who went to see her doctor for a lesion on her foot got a shocking diagnosis: It was a nipple.
When researchers examined her foot, they were surprised to find a “well formed’ nipple, surrounded by aerola and hair, according to an online dermatology journal. Further exams revealed sebaceous glands and fat tissue at the bottom of the lesion.
“To our knowledge, this is the first report of supernumerary breast tissue on the foot,” researchers at Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil wrote in their findings.
Between one and five per cent of the population have the condition, known as supernumerary breast tissue.