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Breast ductoscopy, fiberoptic ductoscopy, galactography.
To visualize and assess the breast ducts for disease and malignancy in women with nipple discharge.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Inform the patient not to apply deodorant, body creams, or powders on the day of the procedure, as they may interfere with the mammography.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
- Ductal cancer in situ
- Invasive breast cancer
Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. A listing of these findings varies among facilities.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Ductography." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425413/all/Ductography.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ductography. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425413/all/Ductography. Accessed October 16, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Ductography. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425413/all/Ductography
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ductography [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 16]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425413/all/Ductography.
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