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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 6 1997|
- nipple discharge
- postoperative breast
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine