Intraductal papilloma - galactogram

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Nipple discharge right breast

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Ductography right breast shows duct ectasia and a filling defect at the duct bifurcation.

Case Discussion

The filling defect in the main duct is a papilloma. Ultrsound confirmed the lesions intraductal location and FNA was performed under ultrasound guidance.

Galactography seems to be  a dying art. It makes sense in reproducable single duct discharges. There is no correlation between the color of the discharge and the final histology. Patients with multiple duct discharges or bilateral discharges do not qualify for ductography.

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Case information

rID: 18660
Published: 17th Jul 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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