Title

The galactocele of male infants: an intriguing entity. Study and reflection about a case, with review of the literature.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2011

Abstract

In this report, the authors investigate and discuss a galactocele that developed in the breast of a 5-month-old male. Based on the histological and immunohistochemical findings, they suggest that the rare and intriguing process that is exclusively observed in males in the absence of any detectable hormonal stimulation at time of investigation could represent a developmental anomaly possibly promoted by an obstructive phenomenon involving a defect of hollowing of some primary epidermal buds, the precursors of the mammary ducts.

Volume

14

Issue

2

First Page

144

Last Page

148

ISSN

1093-5266

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

20718614

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics, Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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