Woman grows nipple on sole of foot (NSFW?)

footnipple.jpg A 22-year-old woman sought medical care after noticing a "well-formed" nipple growing on the sole of her left foot. The nipple, complete with areola, hair, sweat and sebaceous glands, is the first known example of a "pseudomamma" in this unusual location. "Anomalies associated with breast development are not uncommon," wrote Dr. Délio Marques Conde et al., authors of a clinical report published in Dermatology. " ... Supernumerary breast tissue is rarely found beyond the mammary line. However, the back, shoulder, face, and thigh have been described as sites of SBT development. ... To our knowledge, this is the first report of SBT on the foot." Pseudomamma on the foot: An unusual presentation of supernumerary breast tissue [Dermatology via QT3]


  1. The part of my brain that is freaked out by the uncanny valley is also freaking out just now.

    1. “Why is this suddenly popping on Drudge and BoingBoing five years later?”

      Because new nipples are never old.

    2. Why is this suddenly popping on Drudge and BoingBoing five years later?

      Unusually cold day, maybe?

  2. There was an episode of House like this, where the patient ended up being diagnosed with breast cancer on the back of one of her knees. I think it was that she had a twin in the womb that she absorbed, or something, so she had breast cells on the back of the knee that became cancerous.

  3. F’ed News actually ran this as part of a slideshow on ‘8 Oddest Medical Conditions’, I suspect purely so they could include a slide for the closeup.

    1. Three extra? Damn, I thought my two extra were special. Well arranged on chest, not on feet.

    1. Sad to think, that’s exactly what would have happened — may still happen — in some cultures.

  4. Oh man. Too bad she was born a century too late, she could have teamed up with P. T. Barnum and MADE A FORTUNE!

  5. If this woman’s biography gets turned into a feature film, no need to guess who the director will be.

  6. so…..if this woman gave birth…. would the baby have an extra option at feeding time…..??????

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