Duct ectasia of breast

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Duct ectasia of breast
ICD-10 N60.4
ICD-9 610.4
DiseasesDB 3994

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and Keywords: Mammary duct ectasia

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Duct ectasia of breast is a condition where there is an obstruction of the lactiferous duct.[1]

Mammary duct ectasia can mimic breast cancer. It is a disorder of premenopausal age. Nipple retraction, inversion and sometimes bloody discharge may present. Histologically dilation of the large duct is prominent. Pathogenesis may be a reaction to stagnant colostrum.It can lead to pain in the nipple.[2]

References

  1. "Mammary duct ectasia - MayoClinic.com".
  2. Browning J, Bigrigg A, Taylor I (1986). "Symptomatic and incidental mammary duct ectasia". J R Soc Med. 79 (12): 715–6. PMC 1290571. PMID 3806542. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)



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