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Mammary ductoscopy: past, present, future

BMC Proceedings20093 (Suppl 5) :S14

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  • Public Health
  • Patient Care
  • Historical Development
  • Disease Process
  • Personal Experience

Mammary ductoscopy is a powerful modality with enormous potential to help improve patient care through enhancing the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast disease. The ability to see ductal pathology and monitor response to therapy real time has enormous potential to expand our understanding of disease processes. Technological improvements involving optics, scope design, ductal access and interventional ductoscopy becoming feasible will help move this field forward. Historical developments, current applications, personal experience, and future directions will be discussed.

Authors’ Affiliations

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA


© Feldman; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.