The galactocele of male infants: an intriguing entity. Study and reflection about a case, with review of the literature.
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.
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de Chadarévian, J. P., Arthur, L. G., Rezvani, G. A., Duke, D. S., Davis, W. J., & Faerber, E. N. (2011). The galactocele of male infants: an intriguing entity. Study and reflection about a case, with review of the literature. Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 14(2), 144–148. https://doi.org/10.2350/10-05-0827-CR.1
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Pediatrics, Department of Surgery