galactocele


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ga·lac·to·cele

(gă-lak'tō-sēl),
Retention cyst caused by occlusion of a lactiferous duct.
Synonym(s): lactocele
[galacto- + G. kēlē, tumor]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ga·lac·to·cele

(gă-lak'tō-sēl)
Retention cyst caused by occlusion of a lactiferous duct.
Synonym(s): lactocele.
[galacto- + G. kēlē, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Galactoceles are well circumscribed and do not infiltrate breast tissue.
Galactocele, duct ectasia and accessory breast which accounted for 0.8% (1/120) of all BBDs were seen in 3rd, 6th and 4th decade of life respectively.
of Patients Percentage Fibroadenoma 47 39.16% Fibrocystic disease 37 30.83% Cyclical Mastalgia 10 8.3% Non-cyclical mastalgia 6 5% Breast Abscess 9 7.50% Gynaecomastia 9 7.50% Breast cyst 4 3.33% Lipoma 3 2.50% Mastitis 2 1.67% Phyllodes tumour 2 1.67% Accessory breast tissue 1 0.83% Duct ectasia 1 0.83% Galactocele 1 0.83% Total 120 100.00% Table 4.
In younger age group breast abscess were associated with lactation and secondary infection of galactocele.
Table 1: Distribution of various lesions in different age groups Diagnosis/Age 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 >60 Total Female Inadequate 1 1 Fibrocystic 2 2 6 4 3 1 18 Disease Fibroadenoma 20 27 14 5 1 67 Intraductal 1 1 1 3 Papilloma Breast abscess 2 4 3 3 12 Mastitis 3 1 1 1 6 Phylliodes 1 1 1 3 Galactocele 4 4 Mammary duct 1 1 ectasia Benign Breast 5 15 8 3 31 disease Atypical Ductal 4 1 3 8 hyperplasia Total 30 62 34 21 6 1 154 Male Inadequate 2 2 Fibroadenoma 1 1 Benign Breast 3 1 1 3 8 disease Total 4 1 3 3 11
TABLE 1 Type Number Simple 32 Galactocele 5 Hematoma 2 Tuberculosis 7 Hydatid cyst 2 Intracystic papilloma 1 Intracystic papillary carcinoma 1 TABLE 2 Age Number of patients 21-30 7 31-40 18 41-50 23 51-60 2
Among the galactoceles, only two could be treated by aspiration alone, the remaining three had to be excised as they could not be aspirated.
Discharge per nipple was the presenting complaint only in 14% cases in our study of which 42% cases were galactocele; none of the fibroadenosis cases in our study had nipple discharge.
--Highest number of cases with nipple discharge was galactocele.
to maintain milk production and avoid engorgement, blockage of milk ducts, galactoceles (milk retention cysts), mastitis (an infection of the breast caused by the blocked milk ducts), and breast abscesses.").
In a study of 91 benign breast pathologies in pregnant women, 70% were inflammatory/infective and 30% were benign focal masses: fibroadenomas (40%), lactating adenomas (30%), galactoceles (17%) and papillomas (2%).
Galactoceles are localised collections of milk in the terminal ducts, probably resulting from ductal obstruction by either a lesion or inflammation.