mammary fistula

lac·te·al fis·tu·la

a fistulous opening into one of the lactiferous ducts.
Synonym(s): mammary fistula

mammary fistula

The communication of a mammary duct with the skin surface, which is regarded as the final step in mammary duct-associated inflammatory disease sequence. Most patients with mammary fistulae are smokers.

Management
Fistulectomy and saucerisation achieves long-term cure in most patients with mammary duct fistula, but results in some degree of nipple distortion.
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In group A none had suffered from mammary fistula. In group B two patients had mammary fistula
0ne of the important aspect of this comparative analysis is post intervention mammary fistula formation.