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Hyperkeratosis of nipple and areola

Keywords: hyperkeratosis , nipple , areola

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A 26 year old pregnant female presented with verrucous lesion on nipple and areola of 10 year duration. Histopathology of lesion was consistent with benign pappiloma, which can occur with various clinical differential dignosis which cause clinical picture of hyperkeratosis of nipple and areola. It can occur as isolated entity which is idiopathic or secondary to various causes like epidermal nevus, seborrhoic keratosis, eczema, icthyosis or acanthosis nigricans. Lesion may increase in size in pregnancy and may cause worry to patient regarding nursing the babies in our case. Lesions was removed by radiofrequency cautery.


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