Galactorrhea: a rare complication following reduction mammaplasty.

@article{Bruck1987GalactorrheaAR,
  title={Galactorrhea: a rare complication following reduction mammaplasty.},
  author={Johannes C. Bruck},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={384-5}
}
A case of galactorrhea immediately following a reduction mammaplasty is presented. Prolactin levels were elevated postoperatively and could be reduced to normal by a prolactin inhibitor. No other disease or disorder could be found. Based on a review of the literature, it seems that various factors have to contribute to galactorrhea, including stress-related prolactin secretion, rebound phenomenon after discontinuation of birth control pills, and hypersensitivity to prolactin receptors. Their… CONTINUE READING