Clinical implications of lactose-positive breast secretions in nonpuerperal females.

@article{Hagler1975ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical implications of lactose-positive breast secretions in nonpuerperal females.},
  author={L. C. Mendonça Hagler and R I Coppes and Marian R. Block and F D Hofeldt and Robin Herman},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1975},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={302-7}
}
Inappropriate milk-like secretion from the breasts is not infrequently encountered in patients. Usually these secretions have been identified as milk on the basis of their characteristic appearance, and only rarely has their identity as milk been proven by appropriate analysis. Since milk is chemically defined as a lactose-containing mammary secretion, the presence of lactose in a breast secretion identifies it as milk irrespective of its appearance or the presence of other constituents… CONTINUE READING

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