The role of galactography in patients with postoperative nipple discharge

Esther H. Lee, Luz A. Venta, Monica Morrow, Lillian Dawes

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Spontaneous nipple discharge presenting temporally after breast surgery may be due to ductal communication with the biopsy site or to a second abnormality in the breast. Galactography is useful in excluding an intraductal lesion and documenting a communication between the discharging duct and the biopsy site, in cases where the discharge persists for more than a few weeks after surgery. In this clinical setting, galactography averted a second surgical procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalBreast Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997


  • ductography
  • galactography
  • nipple discharge
  • postoperative breast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology


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