Rusty pipe syndrome: A case report


Bloody discharge from the breasts in a lactating woman can be caused by various conditions like cracked nipples, mastitis, trauma or ductal papilloma [1]. A physiological condition called rusty pipe syndrome can also cause bilateral bloody discharge in lactating mothers [2].

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Thota, U. , Machiraju, V. and Jampana, V. (2013) Rusty pipe syndrome: A case report. Health, 5, 157-158. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.51020.

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