Galactorrhea complicating wound healing following reduction mammaplasty Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Galactorrhea complicating wound healing following reduction mammaplasty occurs rarely; only isolated cases have been reported in recent years. We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who presented with delayed healing and dehiscence of surgical wounds 3 weeks following vertical scar reduction mammaplasty. During surgical debridement, spontaneous discharge of milk in the wound was noted. Serum prolactin levels were high, and she was treated with carbegoline, a dopamine agonist, which suppressed the prolactin secretion and led to rapid cessation of lactation. A second debridement and delayed primary closure were performed to achieve a satisfactory postoperative result.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006