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As with other breast infections treatment is with appropriate antibiotics, and abscesses should be aspirated or incised and drained.

Any residual inflammation or masses following treatment should be further investigated to exclude a neoplasm.

Recurrent breast infection or abscesses require surgery to remove the diseased duct.

A common complication of draining a periareolar abscess is the formation of a mammary duct fistula.

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