HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New technique lets doctors examine milk ducts for breast problems

location of unhealthy tissue within the breast and often result in removal of a relatively large amount of healthy tissue as well.

During ductoscopy, the surgeon threads a hollow tube about 1 mm in diameter into the affected milk duct. The tube enables the surgeon to view the duct lining directly on a television monitor to locate and inspect the unhealthy tissue. It also serves as a guide to remove the abnormal duct. The technique spares as much normal breast tissue as possible and leaves patients with less pain and numbness.

Dietz, along with colleagues at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, tested ductoscopy on 119 women with PND. Ducts affected by PND become dilated and enlarged, which simplifies insertion of a ductoscope. The procedure was successful in 87 percent of participants. Four percent showed signs of breast cancer and the remainder were diagnosed with polyps and other benign disorders.

Seventy patients received both a ductogram and ductoscopy. Ductograms identified abnormalities in 53 of these women while ductoscopy revealed abnormalities in 63 patients.

This suggests that we can localize abnormalities better with ductoscopy than we can with ductograms, says Dietz.

In addition, ductoscopy revealed multiple abnormalities deep within the breast that likely would have been missed and left behind using standard procedures, she says.

Next, Dietz will apply ductoscopy to women without PND who are at high risk for breast cancer. If that study is successful, she says, it may one day be possible to treat these cancers with chemotherapy applied only to the duct.

Ductoscopy may become valuable not only for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer but also for its early treatment, says Dietz.

#
'"/>

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
wardd@msnotes.wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine
4-Nov-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
2. New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose
3. Fixing of the lumbar column aided by simple radiological techniques
4. Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients
5. New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
6. Cartilage repair techniques shown to restore patient mobility and reduce pain
7. Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique
8. Mayo Clinic researchers report success in new molecular breast imaging technique
9. Researchers develop MRI technique to study brain anatomy in invertebrates
10. New technique scans electrical brainscape
11. Molecular tailoring of chemotherapy with novel imaging techniques

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New technique lets doctors examine milk ducts for breast problems

(Date:4/18/2015)... Carinsurancehints.com has released a new blog post ... offer financial protection against fire damage. , Clients can ... case their vehicle is set intentionally on fire. This type ... or by other things. , It is possible to ... website http://www.carinsurancehints.com/ , in just a few minutes. ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... "I wanted to live a ... healthful juice that contained essential vitamins, minerals and ... increases my energy, improves skin elasticity and gives ... Tapp's Juice to contain fruits, vegetables and other ... and mental fatigue. It features a great taste. ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Insuranceautoquote.info has released ... online auto insurance quotes . , Clients can ... single website. The online environment provides important advantages for ... , Drivers who do not have coverage for ... during any season, day or hour. Many agencies offer ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 18, 2015 Lower-auto-insurance.com has released a ... auto insurance quotes . , Drivers can ... comparing quotes. A professional insurance brokerage website can help ... in a simple, convenient way. The whole process is ... , Comparing online car insurance quotes is advantageous ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 Thousand of DePuy Pinnacle hip ... individuals who were allegedly harmed by a metal-on-metal version ... in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. ... has amended an earlier Case Management Order to allow ... the new amendment permits the claims of up to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Online Auto Insurance Quotes For Plans That Cover Fire Damages! 2Health News:Clients Can Review Car Insurance Quotes Online To Find Low Cost Offers! 2Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes Can Provide Accurate Results! 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 3
(Date:4/17/2015)... DALLAS , April 17, 2015 ... report 2015 Market Research Report on Global and ... This is a professional and the deep ... the report introduces Lysine basic information including definition, ... overview (such as US, Europe ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS ... May 1, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts ... An audio webcast of the conference call ... of the CVS Health website for all interested parties. ... webcast will be archived and available on the web ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015  Trovagene, Inc., ... announced today that clinical data presented at the ... its urine-based Precision Cancer Monitoring ℠ (PCM) ... monitoring of EGFR T790M mutations in ... Detection of EGFR T790M Mutation in Urinary Circulating ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lysine Market International (US, Europe, Japan) Research Analysis 2Lysine Market International (US, Europe, Japan) Research Analysis 3Lysine Market International (US, Europe, Japan) Research Analysis 4Lysine Market International (US, Europe, Japan) Research Analysis 5Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 2Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 3Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 4
Cached News: