Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus IV: Organ Systems
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Schematic diagrams showing, collected on single subjects, all the unusual locations in which supernumerary nipples have been reported in the literature. Note that, although fewer cases are on record for males, the supernumerary nipples may occur in just as bizarre locations as in the female. Naturally the male rarely shows well-developed mammary-gland tissue in connection with the aberrant nipples. (Assembled and schematized primarily from the works of Surmont, and of Cholnoky.) The usual locations for supernumerary nipples are along the course of the "milk ridge".
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