ESPE Abstracts (2015) 84 P-3-822

Galactocele: A Rare Case of Breast Enlargement Among Children

Moslah Ali Jabari


aAl-Imam Univeristy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; bAl Hammadi Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Background: A galactocele is a retention cyst containing milk or a milky substance that is usually located in the mammary glands caused by a protein plug that block off the outlet. It is seen in lactating women on cessation of lactation and rarely in infants and children. It presents as a large, soft, fluctuating lump in the lower part of breast. This paper is intended to report a case of Galactocele in one of the paediatric patient.

Case presentation: Galactocele in children is described as a rare cause of increasing in breast size and can appear in males. We reported case of a 2-year-old male presented with a progressive enlargement of bilateral breast mass for 6 months with no discoloration, pain or nipple discharge. Although a rare case, it is important to include galactocele in the differential diagnosis in paediatric patients presenting with benign breast masses.

Conclusion: The report discussed the differential diagnosis in paediatric patient with benign breast mass and how they arrived to their conclusion.

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