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Intraductal Papillomas
General questions about intraductal papillomas.
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8/14/2017 I have had a brownish very small amount of discharge that is not always happening and it never comes out on it's own without being expressed I went to the doctor they did a mammogram ultrasound and an MRI with contrast and cannot find anything theyre saying that I probably have a micro papilloma that can show up in the future meanwhile my gynecologist before he sent me to the breast surgeon did a smear on a glass slide and sent it to pathology and it came back with atypical cells but the breast surgeon is saying they completely disregard that because it is not the normal procedure for them to test anything does anyone know any other test that can be done
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8/15/2017The cytological examination of nipple discharge is controversial and is generally thought to have poor sensitivity for detecting breast cancer and is therefore of limited diagnostic value. Results should be correlated with clinical and radiologic findings. The most common cause for nipple discharge is a papilloma. A ductogram can be helpful for those with normal mammography.

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