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An unusual case of bilateral galactocoele in a male infant
  1. Shiv Kumar Rajdev1,
  2. Niten Makwana2,
  3. Ruth Lester3,
  4. Juliana Chizo Agwu2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust, West Bromwich, UK
  3. 3Department of Plastic Surgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Juliana Chizo Agwu, Department of Paediatrics, Sandwell and West Birmingham hospital NHS Trust, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4HJ, UK; chizo.agwu{at}

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A galactocoele is a very rare cause of breast enlargement in male infants.1 2 We present a case initially thought to be due to a prolactinoma.

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An 11-month-old boy presented to our department with an 8-month history of progressive bilateral gynaecomastia and no other relevant history. The child was otherwise well and thriving. On …

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