Breast duct endoscopy

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Breast duct endoscopy is a method used to examine the lining of the lactiferous ducts to look for abnormal tissue. A very thin, flexible, lighted tube attached to a camera is inserted through the nipple, and threaded into the breast ducts deep in the breast. Tissue and fluid samples may be removed during the procedure.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".