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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4807013, 3 pages
Case Report

Galactocele in the Axillary Accessory Breast Mimicking Suspicious Solid Mass on Ultrasound

Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Bita Abbasi; moc.liamg@bisabba.rd

Received 3 February 2017; Accepted 27 March 2017; Published 9 April 2017

Academic Editor: Eing Mei Tsai

Copyright © 2017 Donya Farrokh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Galactoceles are the most common benign breast lesions during breastfeeding period that can mimic carcinomas. We report a galactocele with malignant appearance on ultrasound in the accessory breast. The patient was a 32-year-old lactating woman presented to our hospital for considerable swelling in the left axilla. Ultrasound examination revealed a hypoechoic mass with heterogeneous echogenicity and irregular shape and margins. Sonography-guided aspiration was performed. Aspiration of milky fluid and resolution of the axillary lump after aspiration confirmed the diagnosis of galactocele. Galactocele can present as a suspicious tumoral lesion in the axillary accessory breast and diagnostic aspiration can help in correct diagnosis of this rare lesion in the accessory breast.