Galactorrhea after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Case Report, Review of the Literature, and Algorithmic Approach to Management

M. Asher Schusterman, Madeleine K. Bruce, Kelly Nicholas, Emilia DIego, Carolyn De La Cruz

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Abstract

Nipple discharge is a rare but possible occurrence after nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM). This study presents the first case of galactorrhea in a female patient after NSM. Although milky discharge due to physiologic lactation related to pregnancy is more common, galactorrhea is still possible and should be worked up appropriately to ensure that all breast tissue has been removed and that there are no other more worrisome causes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022

Keywords

  • galactorrhea
  • nipple-sparing mastectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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