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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1996;20(2):36.
Galactorrhea in Spinal Cord Injured Patient -Case report-
Mi Hee Lee, M.D., Chang Hoon Lee, M.D., Cheol Wan Kim, M.D. , Bong Sik Woo, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Red Cross Hospital, Seoul
외상성 척수 손상 환자에서 악화된 유루증 -증례 보고-
이미희, 이창훈, 김철완, 우봉식
서울적십자병원 재활의학과

In a few cases, galactorrhea, a secretion of milk or milk-like products from the breast in the absence of parturition, has been reported to occur in women with spinal cord injuries in association with amenorrhea and hyperprolactinemia. One or more of the following factors might play a role in the pathogenesis of this syndrome: ⸁ Contusion or concussion of the pituitary stalk, ⸂ Spinal shock with elevation of CNS endorphin level, ⸃ Irritation of the afferent neural pathway of the thoracic spinal cord.

We report here one case of galactorrhea and amenorrhea in women that is developed after spinal cord injury. A review of previous case reports and relevant literature is included.

Key Words: Galactorrhea, Amenorrhea, Hyperprolacinemia, Spinal cord injury


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