mammary duct ectasia


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ectasia

 [ek-ta´zhah]
expansion, dilatation, or distention. adj., adj ectat´ic.
mammary duct ectasia a benign condition occurring in postmenopausal women, characterized by dilation of the ducts, inspissation of breast secretions, and periductal inflammation. Called also comedomastitis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mam·ma·ry duct ec·ta·si·a

dilation of mammary ducts by lipid and cellular debris in older women; rupture of ducts may result in granulomatous inflammation and infiltration by plasma cells.
See also: plasma cell mastitis.
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mammary duct ectasia

The dilation of mammary (lactiferous) ducts which, if blocked, form cysts; if the cysts rupture, they become inflammed, resulting in plasma cell mastitis.
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mammary duct ectasia

Gynecology The dilation of lactiferous ducts which, if blocked, form cysts; if the cysts rupture, they become inflammed, resulting in plasma cell mastitis. See Plasma cell mastitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mam·ma·ry duct ec·ta·si·a

(măm'ă-rē dŭkt ek-tā'zē-ă)
Dilation of mammary ducts by lipid and cellular debris in older women; rupture of ducts may result in granulomatous inflammation and infiltration by plasma cells.
See also: plasma cell mastitis
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012