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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1996;30(2): 164-165.
Galactocele in a Male Child: A case report.
Yoon Mi Jeen, Yoon Jeong Choi, Dong Wha Lee, Chan Il Park
1Department of Pathology, Yonsei University University, Seoul, Korea..
2Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
We investigated a unilocular mammary cyst occurring in a two and a half year old male baby. The cyst was lined by simple columnar epithelium and filled with a milky secretory material. These histologic features were consistent with galactocele. The child had enlarged left breast since birth, but it seemed to be noncontributory as the child had neither endocrine abnormalities nor perinatal disorders. Galactocele is an uncommon breast lesion usually occuring in females following lactation. It is rarely a cause of breast enlargement.
Key Words: Galactocele; Breast enlargement; Cystic disease