How is a breast duct papilloma treated?
During breast duct papilloma treatment, your health care provider will surgically remove the papilloma and affected ducts. The removed tissue will then be checked for the presence of malignant (cancer) cells. If cancer cells are found, your health care provider may recommend more surgery or additional treatments.
The outcome for patients with a solitary breast duct papilloma is excellent. However, patients with multiple papillomas, or who develop a breast duct papilloma with certain changes in the appearance of the cells, may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
What are the potential complications of a breast duct papilloma?
Complications of breast duct papilloma include:
- Breast deformity or misshapen breast
- Breast lump
- Breast pain
- Nipple discharge or tenderness
Complications of breast duct papilloma surgery include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Post-surgery bleeding
You can help minimize your risk of serious complications by following the treatment plan you and your health care professional design specifically for you.
What is a breast duct papilloma?
A breast duct papilloma is a benign (noncancerous) growth in a breast milk duct. It is the most common cause of spontaneous discharge from the nipple. This discharge may be clear or bloody. A breast duct papilloma also may produce a small lump that you can feel next to or behind the nipple. A breast duct papilloma may not be identified on routine screening mammography.... Read more about breast duct papilloma introduction
What are the symptoms of a breast duct papilloma?
Symptoms of a breast duct papilloma include a clear or bloody nipple discharge, a lump next to or behind a nipple, breast enlargement, or breast pain.... Read more about breast duct papilloma symptoms