Bloody nipple discharge in infants.
ABSTRACT Though milky nipple discharge is frequently seen in neonates, blood stained discharge from the nipple is an exceptionally rare phenomenon. We noted a case of a three-month-old baby girl who presented with bilateral blood stained nipple discharge without signs of inflammation; engorgement or hypertrophy and which subsided without any intervention. This case is reported along with literature review about managing this rare condition.
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ABSTRACT: Although milky nipple discharge appears frequently in infants, bloody nipple discharge is a very rare finding. We experienced a 4-month-old, breast-fed infant who showed bilateral bloody nipple discharge with no signs of infection, engorgement, or hypertrophy. The infant's hormonal examination and coagulation tests were normal, and an ultrasound examination revealed mammary duct ectasia. The symptoms resolved spontaneously within 6 weeks without any specific treatment, except that we advised the mother to refrain from taking herbal medicine. Since no such case has been previously reported in Korea, we present this case with a brief review of the literature.Korean Journal of Pediatrics 10/2010; 53(10):917-20.
- Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 12/2010; 46(12):786-8. · 1.25 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Bloody nipple discharge in the infantile period is an uncommon finding. Despite its stressful course to the parents, it is generally a benign condition with a spontaneous resolution. The approach to bloody nipple discharge in the infantile period is well documented in the literature even though the number of these cases is limited. We report 2 infants with unilateral bloody nipple discharge. Their physical examination, laboratory, and ultrasound findings were normal but the cytologic examinations of the discharge revealed signs of extramedullary hematopoiesis and hemophagocytosis. These extraordinary findings made us brainstorm on the probable ongoing processes in the infantile breast tissue.Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 12/2011; 34(3):229-31. · 0.97 Impact Factor