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10/16/2017In Dec 2015 I had a right mastectomy for Stage 1 IDC. I had a single JP drain. Recently I noticed that, what was once a flat JP scar, has become raised with a thickening on one side. I saw my breast oncology surgeon at a teaching university who said it was nothing to worry about. She even cancelled the ultrasound that had been scheduled for me. She said it is a "Dermoid". Said it's unusual to have formed almost two years later, that if they form it's usually within 6 months after the incision. I was okay with this until I google'd "dermoid" and read they are usually congenital appearing near the eye. Now I'm concerned. Could this be a metastatic nodule in the JP scar?
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10/16/2017sounds more like a keloid scar. hard to guess without seeing you though and feeling it. somethings scar tissue doesn't form until quite some time later. where the insertion site of the JP drain influences how concerned or not to be. if it was within breast tissue above the mammary fold then getting an ultrasound sounds wise. if it was below the mammary fold or below the tail/spense of the breast, then it would be really odd to be cancer related.

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