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Unilateral bloody nipple discharge in a two-month-old male.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17443348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bloody nipple discharge is a rare but distressing finding in neonates and infants. We report on a 2-month-old boy with unilateral bloody nipple discharge. Ultrasound examination revealed dilated mammary ducts. This benign phenomenon is most likely to be caused by mammary ductal ectasia. Invasive investigations or surgery should be avoided in neonates or infants with bloody nipple discharge unless the discharge is unilateral, spontaneous, persistent and accompanied with a palpable mass. Otherwise only serial clinical follow-up is recommended until spontaneous resolution.
Claudine De Praeter; Kris De Coen; Katrien Vanneste; Piet Vanhaesebrouck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  167     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-27     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Dilatation, Pathologic / complications,  diagnosis
Follow-Up Studies
Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  etiology*
Mammary Glands, Human / pathology*
Ultrasonography, Mammary

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