Get It off Your Chest: A Narrative Review of Breast Ulcers

Eran Shavit, Afsaneh Alavi

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GENERAL PURPOSE To provide comprehensive information about breast ulcers to facilitate accurate diagnosis and treatment of these lesions. TARGET AUDIENCE This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES After participating in this educational activity, the participant will: 1. Differentiate common wound complications after mastectomy. 2. Identify the clinical manifestations of various types of breast ulcers. 3. Explain appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for various types of breast ulcers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-313
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • breast angiomatosis
  • breast neoplasm
  • breast ulcers
  • breast wounds
  • postoperative ulcers
  • pyoderma gangrenosum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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