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Ductography or Galactography

When nipple discharge occurs spontaneously, without squeezing the nipple, and the discharge is coming from one duct of the breast, it’s important to see a physician. Ductography or Galactography is an examination of the milk ducts to evaluate nipple discharge, which is typically a result of benign changes rather than a sign of breast cancer.

During the procedure, a tiny tube is placed in the opening of the duct via the nipple, and a small amount of liquid dye is injected. The patient may experience a sensation of fullness. A mammogram is then performed. The dye makes the duct visible on the mammogram so that any abnormality in the duct is easily detected.

Please call our breast health nurses at 941-917-2636 for information. To schedule a mammogram or other breast imaging test, call 941-917-7322.