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galactography

 [gal″ak-tog´rah-fe]
radiography of the mammary ducts after injection of a radiopaque substance into the duct system.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

galactography

(gal-ak-tog'ră-fē),
Mammographic imaging of lactiferous ducts using retrograde introduction of contrast material.
Synonym(s): ductography
[galacto- + -graphy]
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galactography

Imaging A technique in which contrast medium is injected into spontaneously discharging ducts to delineate intraluminal abnormalities; the technique is of uncertain value
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Breast sonography in localizing the cause of nipple discharge: comparison with galactography in 52 patients.
Imaging methods used in the diagnostic approach to PND are galactography, mammography and ultrasonography (US).
In the evaluation of PND, the limitations of mammography and galactography have led to further research on complementary methods such as MRI and ductoscopy.
Preoperative galactography increases the diagnostic yield of major duct excision for nipple discharge.
Galactography and exfoliative cytology in women with abnormal nipple discharge.
Such lesions may be visible on mammography as small masses, dilated ducts, or calcifications, but are more often observed on galactography as intraluminal filling defects.
Galactography is able to reduce the amount of unnecessary surgery when no lesion is found and provide a preoperative diagnosis so that the proper surgical approach may be planned.
(21,23,24) Galactography may demonstrate a smooth filling defect or a complete obstruction to retrograde flow of contrast material.
Galactography is able to reduce the amount of unnecessary surgery when no lesion is found and provide a pre-operative diagnosis so that the proper surgical approach may be planned.