[Inverted nipples]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2016 Oct 17;178(42):V04160273.
[Article in Danish]


Inverted nipples is an anatomical variation which can be uni- or bilateral, congenital or acquired. The degree of inversion can vary from slight to severe. Treatment can be surgical or non-surgical and should depend on the degree of functional problems. Non-surgical treatment can be beneficial, does not risk affecting sensibility, spares the lactiferous ducts, and therefore does not risk any interference with breast-feeding. Surgical options should only be considered when non-surgical treatment is insufficient.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nipples* / abnormalities
  • Nipples* / pathology
  • Nipples* / surgery