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Total Duct Excision Microdochectomy

Total duct excision procedure, also known as microdochectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to diagnose and remove one or all milk ducts. We take a look at the procedure.

Total duct excision procedure, also known as microdochectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to diagnose and remove one or all milk ducts that is causing nipple discharge that may be discoloured and, in severe cases, may have blood present. It can also cause the affected nipple to appear abnormal.

After an examination, which may include radiology imaging technology, you may undergo a microdochectomy procedure. While you are under general anaesthesia, your surgeon will remove the problematic ducts beneath the nipple. The removed ducts and tissue will be sent for testing to determine the cause of the discharge.

You may be required to stay overnight. You may be provided to bring a well-fitting bra that you may be dressed in following surgery, in order to support the breast and wound. You will be able to shower after 24 hours of the operation.

You must wait seven days before you use a bath and fully submerge the wound. You may be able to return to light activities within a week.

Specialists Offering Total Duct Excision Microdochectomy

Mr Habib Charfare

Consultant Breast, Endocrine and General Laparoscopic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Gen), DNB, PG Cert (Med Edu)

BMI The Manor Hospital 1 more BMI Three Shires Hospital

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Mr Wael Elsaify

Consultant General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon

MBBCh (Honour Degree) FRCS (Glasgow) FRCSI,FRCS (General Surgery), CCST General Surgery, IRCAD France Strasbourg

BMI Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Yazan Masannat

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCSI(Dublin), FEBS(Breast Surgery), FRCSEd(Gen Surgery), MD

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Mr Matthew Olusegun Adelekan

Consultant General & Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Gen Surg), MBA

BMI The Duchy Hospital

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Mr Lampros Liasis

Consultant General Surgeon

MD, CCT in General Surgery, PhD

BMI The Cavell Hospital 2 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mr Kamran Qurashi

Consultant Laparoscopic GI & General Surgeon

MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCS(Gen.Surg),MSc(Surg.Sc)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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