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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Galactocele: three distinctive radiographic appearances.
Galactoceles usually contain enough fat to appear radiolucent on mammograms, which may render them indistinguishable from other benign masses.
Only one case (0.8%) of each galactocele, duct ectasia and accessory breast was noted.
Seven of these patients were found to have malignant lesions; one benign lesion was infected galactocele. Sensitivity of architectural distortion as an associated finding comes to 36.84%.
of Cases Percentage % Fibroadenoma 44 48.8 Fibrocystic Disease 12 13.3 Mastitis Suppurative 5 5.5 Granulomatous 4 4.4 Cystosarcoma Phyllodes 2 2.2 Galactocele 1 1.1 Gynaecomastia 5 5.5 Non Specific Cytology 12 13.3 Inadequate 5 5.5 Total 90 100.00 Table 3: Distribution of malignant cytological diagnosis Malignant subtype No.
of Cases Percentage Fibrocystic disease of breast 28 70% Mastitis (Acute and Chronic) 5 12.5% Adenosis 2 5% Granulomatous 1 2.5% Juvenile hypertrophy of breast 1 2.5% Galactocele 1 2.5% Sclerosing adenosis 2 5% Total 40 100.00% Table 4: Distribution of various types of benign breast tumours (n=180) Types of Benign Tumours No.
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 females among the 154 breast lesions, most common was fibroadenoma encountered in all age groups comprising of 67 cases(43.5%).Next commonest was benign breast disease seen in 31 cases (20.12%), followed by fibrocystic disease in 17 cases (11.03%), breast abscess in 11 cases (7.14%), mastitis in 06cases(3.89%), atypical ductal hyperplasia in 08 cases(5.19%), galactocele in 04 cases (2.59%), intraductal papilloma in 03 cases (1.94%), phylloides in 03 cases (1.94%) and single case (0.64%) of mammary duct ectasia.
FIGURE 2: SPECTRUM OF LESIONS DUCT ECTASIA 3.9 FCD 21.6 FIBROADENOMA 7.8 GALACTOCELE 2 GRANULOMATIOUS MASTITIS 2 IDC 37.3 LIPOMA 3.9 BREAST ABSCESSES 2 PAGET 2 PHYLLODES 4 SCAR 11.8 SEROMA 2 Note: Table made from bar graph.
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.