Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 276, Issue 4, pp 379–382

Galactocele as a changing axillary lump in a pregnant woman

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-007-0348-y

Cite this article as:
Whang, I.Y., Lee, J. & Kim, K.T. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2007) 276: 379. doi:10.1007/s00404-007-0348-y


Materials and methods

36-year-old woman visited to our hospital for her axillary lump. The diagnosis could be made under ultrasound examination and her recent pregnancy history. However, sonography-guided aspiration was done for confirmation.


We could confirm the galactocele arising in axillary accessory breast tissue.


Clinical information indicating that such a palpable mass is associated with pregnancy as well as its sonography features along with adjunctive diagnostic aspiration, can help to correctly diagnose this rare entity.


GalactoceleAxillary lumpLactating breastPregnancy

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCatholic University College of Medicine, Uijongbu St. Mary’s HospitalKyunggidoSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKangnam St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea