duct ectasia


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Related to duct ectasia: intraductal papilloma, periductal mastitis

duct ectasia

an abnormal dilation of a duct by lipids and cellular debris. In a mammary duct the condition, which tends mainly to affect postmenopausal women, may be accompanied by inflammation and infiltration by plasma cells.

duct ectasia

An inflammatory condition of the lactiferous ducts of the breast. There may be a discharge from the nipple, inversion of the nipple, and periareolar sepsis. The ectasia may occur at any age following menarche. Even though it resembles carcinoma of the breast, it is not malignant.

Etiology

The cause is unknown, but in some cases it may be associated with hyperprolactinemia due to a pituitary tumor.

Treatment

Duct ectasia is treated with surgical drainage of the abscess and antibiotics.

See also: ectasia
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5% Fibrocystic disease 20 10% Benign phyllodes 20 10% Duct ectasia 9 4.
One patient who had blood stained discharge showed evidence of duct ectasia on ductogram.
of Unilateral/ Density Margins Cases Bilateral Fibroadenosis 7 Bilateral Increased Diffuse Fibroadenoma 3 Bilateral Increased Well Defined Round Oval Lobulated Infection 2 Unilateral Increased Diffuse Malignancy 10 Unilateral Asymmetry Irregular Increased Density Cystosarcoma 1 Unilateral Hyperdense Irregular Phyllodes Lobulated Duct Ectasia 1 Unilateral Findings Calcification Number Halo Skin Thickening Fibroadenosis Single + - Fibroadenoma Single + + - Infection Single - - Malignancy Micro Single - + Calcification Cystosarcoma Single - - Phyllodes Duct Ectasia Findings Breast Fibroglandular Quadrants Pattern Architecture Fibroadenosis - Diffusely Dense Uo ui Lo.
of Cases Mammogram Ultrasonogram Combined Fibrocystic 7 7 7 100% Disease Infection 1 1 -- Fibroaden oma 3 3 3 100% Carcinoma 11 10 11 <Than 100% Cystosarco 1 1 -- ma Phyllodes Intra mammary 1 1 1 100% Lymph node In this Study there were 16 Cases with Benign Breast Diseases Fibrocystic Disease 7 Infection 1 Fibroadenoma 3 Cystosarcoma Phyllodes 1 Galactorrhoea 1 Duct Ectasia 1 Lymph Node 1 Eczema 1
95%) designated as others included duct ectasia, gynaecomastia and fatty aspirates.
95%) included those of duct ectasia, gynaecomastia and cases in which repeated aspirates yielded only fatty tissue and hence no opinion was possible.
Duct ectasia and hyperplastic ductal foci were also noted.
Table 1: Age and Incidence with respect to pathology Diagnosis Age in group (in years) 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 Fibroadenoma 2 12 10 1 1 Fibroadenosis 3 5 2 0 0 Phylloides tumour 0 0 1 1 0 Galactocele 0 3 1 0 0 Antibioma 0 1 0 0 0 Non-lactating 1 1 0 0 0 breast abscess Gynaecomastia 1 1 0 0 0 Simple cyst 1 2 0 0 0 Duct ectasia 0 0 0 0 0 Duct papilloma 0 0 0 0 0 Others 0 0 0 0 0 Total 8 25 0 2 1 Percentage 16% 50% 28% 4% 2% Table 2: Distribution of Cases Lesions No.