Supernumerary Nipple

Supernumerary Nipple Infant
Figure 1.81. Note that the nipples are in the 5th intercostal space in this otherwise normal infant. The nipple may be found anywhere along the milk line which extends from the axilla to the pubis. Normally the nipple is located at the 4th intercostal space.

Figure 1.82. Note the bilateral supernumerary nipples in the anterior axilla and bilateral supernumerary nipples below the normal nipples in this black infant.

Figure 1.83. Supernumerary nipples are especially common in members of darkly pigmented racial groups. They occur anywhere along the milk line and the supernumerary breast tissue may present as an oval pigmented spot less than half the size of the normal nipple, or may present as another fully developed nipple.

Figure 1.83. Supernumerary nipples are especially common in members of darkly pigmented racial groups. They occur anywhere along the milk line and the supernumerary breast tissue may present as an oval pigmented spot less than half the size of the normal nipple, or may present as another fully developed nipple.

Neonatal Supernumerary Nipple
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  • tewelde
    Is it common to have familial supernumerary nipples?
    6 years ago

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