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Revista Cubana de Endocrinología

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SAEZ GARCIA, Julieta; ARCAS ERMESO, Gretsy; VALENTIN RUIZ, Carlos Luis  y  RUANO ACOSTA, Erick. Nipple discharge in an infant. Rev Cubana Endocrinol [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp.150-156. ISSN 1561-2953.

Despite the fact that duct ectasia is the most common cause of bloody nipple discharge in neonates and infants, this rare entity still surprises and causes stress on those who observe it. A male 8 weeks-old patient was presented. His parents took him to the endocrinology service because his two nipples were bleeding. His breasts, areolae, and nipples showed normal characteristics, just bleeding when squeezed; the physical exam did not show any alteration. The breast echography was normal and the cytological study confirmed the diagnosis of primary duct ectasia. The bleeding ceased spontaneously and he completely recovered after several weeks. At present, the patient is 3 years and 8 months-old and does not show any new manifestation. Due to the rareness of this illness in neonates and infants, data are very incomplete in medical literature. Other descriptions of this uncommon disease have not been found in the Cuban national literature, so this encouraged us to present this clinical case.

Palabras clave : infant; nipple discharge; primary duct ectasia; treatment.

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