Squamous metaplasia of lactiferous ducts
From Libre Pathology
Squamous metaplasia of lactiferous ducts, abbreviated SMOLD, is an uncommon benign change is in the breast typically seen in post-menuopausal women.
- Associated with smoking.
- Post-menopausal women.
- May be associated with subareolar abscess.
- +/-Nipple inversion.
- Squamous epithelium - replaces (bilayered) lactiferous ducts - key feature.
- Xanthomatous reaction.
- Lo, G.; Dessauvagie, B.; Sterrett, G.; Bourke, AG. (Nov 2012). "Squamous metaplasia of lactiferous ducts (SMOLD).". Clin Radiol 67 (11): e42-6. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2012.07.011. PMID 22964367.
- Powell, BC.; Maull, KI.; Sachatello, CR. (Aug 1977). "Recurrent subareolar abscess of the breast and squamous metaplasia of the lactiferous ducts: a clinical syndrome.". South Med J 70 (8): 935-7. PMID 887978.