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.
01 - 03 Oct 2015
European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology