Athelia is a rare, congenital (present at birth) condition in which a child’s breast doesn’t properly develop and is missing the nipple and areola (small ring around the nipple). It can occur on one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) breasts.
What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Athelia?
The main sign of athelia is a breast with no nipple and areola. Additional symptoms may develop if the child has a genetic condition, which will be specific to that disease.
What are the causes of Pediatric Athelia?
Athelia can be caused by several genetic conditions that affect a child’s DNA and development, including: