Discussion of Lactating adenoma
- Lactating adenomas occurs in response to the physiologic changes of pregnancy and during lactation and is likely due to rising estrogen levels.
- Histopathologically, lactating adenoma is a well-circumscribed lesion composed of secretory lobules separated by delicate connective tissue.
 Imaging Findings for Lactating adenoma
- The US features of lactating adenoma can be variable.
- In general, the features are benign; however, some characteristics can mimic malignancy.
- Most lactating adenomas have sharp margins.
- Most are homogeneous and hypoechoic or isoechoic.
- Most have posterior acoustic enhancement;
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 References for Lactating adenoma
- JH Sumkin, AM Perrone, KM Harris, ME Nath, AJ Amortegui, and BJ Weinstein. Lactating adenoma: US features and literature review. Radiology 1998 206: 271-274.