Discussion of Galactocele
- Galactocele is a benign lesion, occurring usually in young women during lactation.
- Clinical presentation is of a single or multiple nodule, unilateral or bilateral.
- Biochemical analysis of the material aspirated from galactoceles shows great variety in the proportions of proteins, fat, and lactose.
- Macroscopically, the milk within the galactocele may appear white and of usual viscosity if fresh, or thickened if the liquid is older.
 Imaging Findings for Galactocele
- Radiographically, a galactocele is seen as single or multiple nodular lesions with a density equal to or less than that of the fibroepithelial tissue of the breast.
- Mammograms in the mediolateral projection obtained with the patient erect may show nodules containing fat fluid levels (characteristic finding).
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 References for Galactocele
- A Gomez, JM Mata, L Donoso, and A Rams. Galactocele: three distinctive radiographic appearances. Radiology 1986 158: 43-44.