Lactational and clear cell changes of the breast in nonlactating, nonpregnant women

F. A. Tavassoli, I. T. Yeh

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Abstract

Secretory changes that occurred in the breasts of 32 women who were not pregnant or lactating were reviewed. These changes took two forms, with partial or complete involvement of one or more lobules. The more frequently occurring focal lactating effect was observed in 23 patients. The second form, a marked clearing of the cytoplasm within acinar cells, occurred in nine patients. Both patterns were present simultaneously in 2 of the 32 patients. Hormonal, anti-psychotic, and anti-hypertensive medications appear to correlate with the lactational change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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