What is a Hadfield operation?
Hadfield’s procedure (total duct excision) This is a procedure performed to disconnect the ducts behind your nipple. This is performed to remove benign papillomas of the breast, to reach a diagnosis for nipple discharge, as treatment for reoccurring breast abscess and to stop the nipple discharge.
What is the meaning of Microdochectomy?
Microdochectomy is a targeted surgical procedure where a single duct behind the nipple is removed. It is usually recommended for discharge from a single duct in the nipple. It is suitable for younger women who wish to preserve the ability to breastfeed after surgery.
Can you surgically remove milk ducts?
Nipple duct excision is the surgical removal of a milk duct affected by a tumor or presenting nipple discharge. Nipple duct excision is often used to treat an intraductal papilloma. Intraductal papilloma is a small, benign tumor that forms in a milk duct in the breast.
How do you treat duct ectasia?
Treatment of duct ectasia. Duct ectasia that is causing symptoms sometimes gets better without treatment. Warm compresses and antibiotics may be used in some cases. If the symptoms don’t go away, the abnormal duct might need to be surgically removed.
What is terminal duct excision?
Terminal duct excision is the procedure of choice in the surgical treatment of nipple discharge. Local anesthesia with or without sedation (as for breast biopsy) is generally sufficient for this procedure. The goal is to excise the duct from which the discharge arises along with as little additional tissue as possible.
What is the term for surgical excision of a Lactiferous duct?
Microdochectomy is the surgical removal (excision) of a lactiferous duct. A mere incision of a mammary duct (without excision) is called microdochotomy.
How long does breast duct surgery take?
The tissue that is removed during the operation is examined under a microscope in the laboratory. The operation is usually performed with a general anaesthetic (where you are asleep) and lasts about 20-30 minutes. Most patients can go home the same day as the procedure.
Why would you have a breast duct removed?
Most people have a duct excision because they are getting nipple discharge. Removing the duct/ducts that are causing the discharge treats the problem and can also give a diagnosis if a needle biopsy prior to the operation hasn’t been able to achieve this.