Lactating adenoma

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[edit] 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.

[edit] 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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