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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 208-210

Imaging of lactating adenoma: Differential diagnosis of solid mass lesion in a lactating woman

Department of Radiology, Holy Family Hospital, Idukki, Kerala, India

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Dr. Reddy Ravikanth
Department of Radiology, Holy Family Hospital, Thodupuzha, Idukki - 685 605, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_3_19

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Lactating adenoma is an uncommon palpable breast lesion occurring in the late pregnancy or lactation period and is commonly found in young primiparous women in the second or third decade of life. Although a benign condition, sometimes, core biopsy is required to exclude malignancy. Approximately 3% of all breast cancers occur in women who are pregnant; and hence, a breast mass in this group of women must be investigated. The main differential diagnosis for a palpable solid breast mass is lobular hyperplasia which is a normal physiological event, fibroadenoma, focal mastitis, lactating adenoma, tubular adenoma, phyllodes tumor, and breast carcinoma. Here, we present a case of lactating adenoma of the breast at 6 months' postpartum in a 24-year-old primiparous woman.

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