Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, Jul 24, 2012.
What's your diagnosis for this newborn?
I'll post the correct answer in a few days!
probably due to maternal estrogen stimulation
Neonatal Breast Enlargement with Discharge (Witch's Milk).
Falling levels of maternal estrogen at the end of pregnancy, triggers the release of prolactin from the newborn's pituitary.
Neonatal breast enlargement
neonatal breast enlargement with galactorhea
gynecomastia with galactorrhea,due to elevated prolactin levels in the newborn
Yes, this is post-partum mammary gland tissue hypertrophy (and secretion) due to maternal hormones derived from the placenta.
It's a harmless condition that's seen in many children. It resolves spontaneously in a matter of days.
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