Postpartum Galactostasis of the Vulva in a Case of Bilateral Lactating Ectopic Breast Tissue
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BACKGROUND: In the general population, the incidence
of accessory breast tissue, a congenital malformation,
is 1?5%. The most common site is the lower axilla.
Detecting such tissue may be problematic, and accessory
breasts below the umbilicus are extremely rare.
CASE: This report describes the case of a 5-day postpartum
29-year-old woman, G2P2, with painful vulvar
swelling 6 cm in diameter. The patient was diagnosed
with polymastia in the vulva, without polythelia, with
galactostasis due to suturing of a birth laceration covering
an excretory duct. The sutures were removed, and
the pain decreased. Breastfeeding was continued.
CONCLUSION: Ectopic breast tissue is rare but should be
taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of
a vulvar mass, especially postpartum in lactating women.