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Intraductal Papilloma Overview

What is an intraductal papilloma?
A woman with an intraductal papilloma has a non-cancerous growth inside the breast. Intraductal papillomas occur within a milk duct, close to the nipple. Multiple papillomas may form in one breast. The cause of intraductal papilloma is unknown.

What are the symptoms of an intraductal papilloma?
Symptoms of an intraductal papilloma include a breast lump that is usually next to the nipple, nipple discharge, breast pain, breast tenderness, and breast swelling.

How does the doctor treat an intraductal papilloma?
Treatment for an intraductal papilloma may include warm compresses, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, and surgery to remove the papilloma.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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