Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis associated with hyperprolactinemia: A nonoperative approach
There is increasing evidence associating idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) with hyperprolactinemia. All documented cases have involved the patient having at least one operative procedure before the association has been made. We present a 55 year old female with IGM associated with risperidone induced hyperprolactinemia. She was successfully treated with a dopamine agonist, bromocriptine. We demonstrated that complete resolution can be achieved without surgical intervention, by targeting serum prolactin levels. We hope this will increase awareness of this rare clinically entity and avoid potentially unnecessary surgery.
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