Benign tumors / changes
Galactocele of breast
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Revised: 12 April 2013, last major update January 2009
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- Milk filled cavity beneath areola, usually due to abrupt suppression of lactation
- Aspiration or no treatment
Large cystic cavity
- Dilated, anastomosing, epithelium lined channels, often with secretory activity
- Cyst contents may leak into adjacent tissue and cause lipogranulomatous reaction with foamy macrophages (J Cutan Pathol 2010;37:973)
End of Breast-nonmalignant > Benign tumors / changes > Galactocele of breast
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