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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 Alhad Dhebri

Consultant Surgeon - General, Breast and Laparoscopic

MBBS, FRCS

BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Simon Ellenbogen

Consultant Surgeon

MB ChB(Hons) FRCS MD

BMI The Highfield Hospital 1 more BMI The Alexandra 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 Wael Elsaify

Consultant General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon

MBBCh (Honour Degree) 1994, Master Degree in Surgery 1999, FRCS (Glasgow) Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow 2000, FRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2001, FRCS (General Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons 2009, CCST General Surgery, 2009, Minimal Invasive Endocrine Surgery IRCAD France Strasbourg 2013.

BMI Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Anil Desai

Oncoplastic and reconstructive Breast Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS(ENG.), MPHIL (LON.), FRCS (GEN.SURG)

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital 1 more BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Mohammad Amir Sharif

Consultant Breast Surgeon

MB BS FRCS FRCS(Gen)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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