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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

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FIDALGO RODRIGUEZ, F.T.. Severe galactorrhea after mammary augmentation with implants. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.2, pp.169-175. ISSN 0376-7892.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0376-78922012000200010.

Galactorrhea is a complication rarely observed after mammary plastic surgery. The cause remains unknown although it's likely to be multifactorial. In the reported case, the patient described symmetric massive engorgement of both breasts after augmentation mammoplasty. No significant change was detected in the postoperative prolactin values. The condition was unresponsive to treatment with bromocriptine. Postsurgical galactorrhea often follows a benign course culminating in spontaneous resolution Depending on symptom severity, treatment may be medical with the prescription of dopaminergic agonists, and/or surgical with drainage or even removal of the mammary implants.

Keywords : Galactorrhea; Breast augmentation; Mammary augmentation; Mammary implants.

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