mammary abscess

mammary abscess
an abscess of the breast, often due to Staphylococcus aureus or streptococcal bacteria, usually seen in lactating women. Types include subcutaneous, subareolar, interlobular, central mammary, and retromammary. See illustration.

Abscesses of breast.

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  • retromammary abscess — a mammary abscess in the soft tissue behind the breast parenchyma; see illustration …   Medical dictionary

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