intraductal papilloma

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in·tra·duc·tal pap·il·lo·ma

a small, often nonpalpable, benign papilloma arising in a lactiferous duct and frequently causing bleeding from the nipple.
Synonym(s): duct papilloma

intraductal papilloma

a small benign epithelial tumor in a milk duct of the breast, occasionally marked by bleeding from the nipple. See also papilloma.

Intraductal papilloma

Ductal papilloma Breast disease A benign epithelial intraductal mass seen in the breast of pre- and perimenopausal ♀, arising in ductal epithelium Clinical Breast pain, nipple discharge, palpable mass. See Breast cancer.

intraductal papilloma

A papilloma in the milk ducts of the breast, composed of fibrous tissue and blood vessels. It is the most common cause of spontaneous nipple discharge. Breast biopsies, ductograms, or examination of the discharge for malignant cells are used to evaluate the lesion. Surgery is the preferred treatment.
See also: papilloma
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Intraductal papillomas are fairly common lesions, and a high degree of suspicion is necessary in their evaluation.
Intraductal papilloma of the male breast: an ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study.
Intraductal papillomas occur most frequently in the sixth decade and are most commonly located in the central or subareolar part of the breast.
2%), additional levels were required to make the diagnosis of intraductal papilloma, but even in this case the papilloma was so small (0.
The papillary neoplasms of the breast, I: benign intraductal papilloma.
The risk of breast cancer subsequent to histologic diagnosis of benign intraductal papilloma follow-up study of 339 cases.
Cytokeratins in papillary lesions of the breast: is there a role in distinguishing intraductal papilloma from papillary ductal carcinoma in situ?
Rizzo et al (17) advocated surgical excision of all intraductal papillomas identified on core needle biopsies because of an upgrade of almost a fourth of these lesions caused by the presence of either atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on subsequent surgical excision.
Intraductal papillomas are generally solitary and located in the subareolar region in the major and lactiferous ducts, hence the derivation of the term central/solitary papilloma.
The morphologic appearance is similar to intraductal papillomas.