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Persistent hyperprolactinemia and bilateral galactocele in a male infant: case report

Tomasi, Paolo and Fanciulli, Giuseppe and Casti, Tiziana and Delitala, Giuseppe (2009) Persistent hyperprolactinemia and bilateral galactocele in a male infant: case report. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology, Vol. 2009 , 2 p. eISSN 1687-9856. Article.

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DOI: 10.1155/2009/578610

Abstract

Galactocele is a benign breast lesion, usually occurring in nursing women. This lesion is a rare cause of breast enlargement in children. In this paper we describe the case of an infant with hyperprolactinemia (which persisted throughout 15 years of clinical observation) and bilateral galactocele.We speculate that a congenital midline defect in our patient might have impaired the normal dopaminergic inhibitory tone on pituitary lactotroph cells, thus leading to an increased prolactin secretion by the pituitary gland; this, in turn, might have favored the development of the galactocele.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:2673
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Galactocele, hyperprolactinemia
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/13 Endocrinologia
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/09 Medicina interna
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Clinica medica generale e terapia medica
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > Azienda ASL2, Olbia > Clinica pediatrica, Buddusò
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
eISSN:1687-9856
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:08

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