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Mammary Duct Ectasia Evaluation
- A lump noted by a woman during self-examination
- A lump noted by a doctor during examination
- Breast dimpling
- Nipple discharge
Even though about 80% of breast lumps are non-cancerous, lumps should be evaluated to be sure a cancer is not present. Tests are required to confirm the diagnosis of mammary duct ectasia and exclude breast cancer.
Tests that may be used to evaluate mammary duct ectasia include:
Mammary Duct Ectasia Biopsy
Mammary Duct Ectasia Mammography
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PubMed Mammary Duct Ectasia References
- Kitahara S, Wakabayashi M, Shiba T, Nonaka K, Nonaka H, Kobayashi I. Mammary duct ectasia in children presenting bloody nipple discharge: a case in a pubertal girl. J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Jun;36(6):E2. 
- Leung AK, Kao CP. Mammary duct ectasia: a cause of bloody nipple discharge. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 Apr;96(4):543-5. 
- Sakorafas GH. Nipple discharge: current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Cancer Treat Rev. 2001 Oct;27(5):275-82. 
- Weimann E. Clinical management of nipple discharge in neonates and children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2003 Mar;39(2):155-6.