Galactorrhea is a reflection of an underlying endocrine disorder and is not associated with breast cancer or other mass lesions.
Galactorrhea has been recognized as an entity for thousands of years, but the first "modern" recognition of the common co-occurrence of galactorrhea and amenorrhea was reported by Chiari in 1855 and Frommel in 1882 103.
In the mid-20th century it was suggested that galactorrhea was caused by pituitary tumors that secreted prolactin, and in the 1970's when immunoassays for prolactin were developed, the connection between hyperprolactinemia and galactorrhea was confirmed 86.
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