Ductal Ectasias - DRHC Dubai Breast Cancer Clinic

Mammary ductal ectasia is a benign breast disorder, a noncancerous disease. ductal ectasia happens when a breast milk duct widens and its walls become thick. This can lead to blocked ducts and to fluid build-up. It is common in pre-menopause women, but also it can occur at any age. It can occur in one or both breasts.

Symptoms of ductal ectasia:

  • Breast pain or nipple tenderness
  • Nipple discharge: usually thick, brown or green
  • Inverted nipple: the ducts behind the nipple became short and wide
  • Breast lump: generally, retro areolar lump

Diagnosis of ductal ectasia:

physical breast examination followed by:

Treatment of ductal ectasia:

Mammary ductal ectasia without symptoms does not require any treatment, it is a part of aging changes.

Mammary ductal ectasia with symptoms can treated with:

  • Warm compresses
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibiotic: in case of infection
  • Surgery: the affected ducts might require surgical removal.

The breast clinic at Dr. Rami Hamed Center provides the best options for the diagnosis of breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, and breast ultrasound.