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Zuska's Disease, also known as lactiferous fistula, is a rare recurrent condition characterized by draining abscesses around the nipple. It is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, occasionally resulting in unnecessary mastectomy. Symptoms include swelling or subareolar mass, a draining fistula from behind the areola, thick discharge from the nipple, or painful discharge.
According to Passaro, et al., the definitive therapy involved excision of the fistula and all of the retroareolar fibroglandular tissue, along with ductal tissue within the nipple. 
It was characterized by Zuska in 1951.
It is sometimes called "Zuska-Atkins disease".
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- ^ Passaro ME, Broughan TA, Sebek BA, Esselstyn CB (January 1994). [Expression error: Missing operand for > "Lactiferous fistula"]. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 178 (1): 29–32. PMID 8156113.
- ^ Passar, M. et al. (1993). "Lactiferous Fistula." Journal of the American College of Surgery178(1), 29-32.
- ^ ZUSKA JJ, CRILE G, AYRES WW (March 1951). [Expression error: Missing operand for > "Fistulas of lactifierous ducts"]. Am. J. Surg. 81 (3): 312–7. PMID 14819475.
- ^ Singletary, S. Eva; Robb, Geoffrey L. (2004). Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease. Hamilton, Ont: B.C. Decker. pp. 4. ISBN 1-55009-262-6.
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