galactocele


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galactocele

[gə′lak·tə‚sēl]
(medicine)
A retention cyst caused by obstruction of one or more of the mammary ducts.
A hydrocele with milky contents.
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The lactating breast normally consists of dense tissue, so the galactocele surrounded by this tissue will appear as a round, radiolucent zone.
Seven of these patients were found to have malignant lesions; one benign lesion was infected galactocele.
Other benign lesions including granulomatous, juvenile hypertrophy of breast and galactocele also contributed equally (2.
Lesion Diagnosis Total Inflammatory Abscess 40 65 Chronic mastitis 05 Granulomatous mastitis 20 Cystic Benign simple cysts 18 73 Fibrocystic 48 Galactocele 07 Benign Fibroadenoma 184 265 Benign phyllodes 02 Benign breast disease 79 Atypical ADH/DCIS 04 09 Suspicious of malignancy 05 Malignancy IDC 88 90 Mucinous 02 Others Duct ectasia, Gynaecomastia, 10 10 Fatty aspirates Total 512 Table 2: Axillary lymph node status in malignant cases Lymph node No.
In younger age group breast abscess were associated with lactation and secondary infection of galactocele.
cysts, fibrocystic disease and galactocele doesn't have characteristic mammographic features.
In patients with complex cystic masses, mammography may help to characterize the mass and depict associated micro calcifications and show suspicious lesions If a lesion appears fat-containing at mammography, it represents a benign entity such as an oil cyst or galactocele, and biopsy can be avoided.
Galactocele treated by simple excision were followed up only for short duration, due to patient's non-compliance for follow up.