Microdochectomy

Excision of one of the nipple ducts to investigate a persistent nipple discharge. This is a simple day-case procedure.

You will require a light general anaesthetic. A small probe is passed into the discharging duct. A cut is made around the areola and the duct is excised. The wound is closed with a dissolving suture and a dressing is placed over the nipple.

You will be seen for a post op check-up in one week.

Possible problems

  • Wound infection that will require antibiotics
  • Bleeding is uncommon.
  • Bruising
  • Decreased nipple sensation may occur.
 
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