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Paget's nipple disease

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A peculiar form of cancer of the breast gland, beginning as an eczematous condition around areola. Characterised by large cells with a clear cytoplasm (Paget's cells) combined with a deeper carcinoma. Middle-aged women are most frequently affected.


  • J. Paget:
    On diseases of the mammary areola preceding cancer of the mammary gland.
    St. Bartholomew Hospital Reports, London, 1874, 10: 87-89.
    Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1936, 1: 75-78.

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