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Ductographic findings of breast cancer

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Authors
Cho, Nariya; Moon, Woo Kyung; Chung, Sun Yang; Cha, Joo Hee; Cho, Kyung Soo; Kim, Eun Kyung; Oh, Ki Keun
Issue Date
2005-03-23
Publisher
The Korean Radiological Society
Citation
Korean J Radiol 2005;6:31-36
Abstract
Ductography has become the gold standard for the evaluation of patients exhibiting pathologic nipple discharges. In nine patients (age range, 29-67 years; median age, 51 years) with invasive (n=5) or intraductal (n=4) cancer, ductographic findings were recorded, then correlated with mammographic and sonographic findings. Common ductographic findings included complete ductal obstruction, multiple irregular filling defects in the nondilated peripheral ducts, ductal wall irregularities, periductal contrast extravasation, and ductal displacement. Faint microcalcifications or ill-defined masses, which were not opacified by contrast material, were often discovered adjacent to ductal abnormalities. Mammographically and sonographically occult diffusely spreading intraductal cancers often manifested as pathologic nipple discharge. In such cases, meticulous ductographic examinations and interpretations were crucial in order not to miss breast cancers.
ISSN
1229-6929 (Print)
2005-8330 (Electronic)
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/10141
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