Preoperative galactography increases the diagnostic yield of major duct excision for nipple discharge
Although major duct excision for nipple discharge may eliminate the presenting symptomatology, a pathologic correlate is not always found. The data from the current study show that localizing the causative lesion by preoperative galactography increases the likelihood that specific pathology will be found at surgery, and suggests that preoperative galactography may be helpful in the evaluation and management of patients presenting with spontaneous nipple discharge. Cancer 1998;82:1874-80. 1998 American Cancer Society.