Nipple leiomyoma: A rare neoplasm with a broad spectrum of histologic appearances

Phoebe Hammer, Kevin White, Stephanie Mengden, Vessy Korcheva, Philipp W. Raess

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Cutaneous leiomyomas are rare benign smooth-muscle tumors. These lesions are distinguished based on their cell of origin and are subclassified as pilar leiomyoma, angioleiomyoma, and genital-type leiomyoma. Nipple leiomyoma is the least common genital-type leiomyoma, arising from the dartoic muscle cell of the nipple. Histologic examination of the lesion is necessary for definitive diagnosis, and these uncommon tumors can pose a diagnostic challenge. We describe herein a series of six nipple leiomyomas with a spectrum of histologic appearances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cutaneous pathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2019


  • cutaneous leiomyoma
  • nipple leiomyoma
  • smooth-muscle tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology


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