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Infantile mammary duct ectasia: a cause of bloody nipple discharge.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3746598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bloody nipple discharge in infancy has been rarely reported in the medical literature. Its cause is unknown. We report a three-year-old male infant and a five-month-old female infant with bloody nipple discharge. Because of persistent bloody discharge, a subcutaneous mastectomy was performed in the boy; the problem resolved in the girl after a period of observation. The specimen showed histologic changes identical to those seen in adult mammary duct ectasia. All the endocrinologic work-up was normal. We suspect that bloody nipple discharge in infancy is underreported. This is a benign condition with histologic changes similar to adult mammary duct ectasia and if persistent, should be properly investigated; biopsy or excision are not indicated.
G Stringel; A Perelman; C Jimenez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-10     Completed Date:  1986-10-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  671-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast / pathology*,  secretion*,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Dilatation, Pathologic / complications,  surgery
Mastectomy / methods
Nipples / secretion*

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