International Journal of Breast Cancer / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Duct Excision is Still Necessary to Rule out Breast Cancer in Patients Presenting with Spontaneous Bloodstained Nipple Discharge

Table 3

Histology compared to type of discharge.

HistologyNumberNumber with frank bloodstained discharge (% of diagnostic group)

All194108 (56%)
Malignant1111 (100%)
 IDC44
 DCIS77
Benign18397 (53%)
 Duct ectasia7643
 Papilloma6536
 Periductal mastitis218
 Fibrocystic disease125
 ADH32
 Normal64

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