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Amazia refers to a condition where one or both of the mammary glands is absent (the nipple and areola remain present).[1] This may occur either congenitally or iatrogenically (typically the result of surgical removal and/or radiation therapy). Amazia can be treated with breast implants.

Amazia differs from amastia (the complete absence of breast tissue, nipple, and areola), although the two conditions are often (erroneously) thought to be identical. The terms "amazia" and "amastia" are thus often used interchangeably, even though the two conditions are medically different.

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  1. ^ Ozsoy Z, Gozu A, Ozyigit MT, Genc B (2007). "Amazia with midface anomaly: case report". Aesthetic Plast Surg. 31 (4): 392–4. doi:10.1007/s00266-006-0251-0. PMID 17576506.