What are my surgery choices for intraductal papilloma?

Remove completely. Intraductal papilloma (ip) is the most common cause of bloody nipple discharge. They are usually noncancerous but can sometimes have abnormal cells or an early breast cancer. Once diagnosed on needle biopsy, they are usually completely removed with surgery. Since these are small, a small amount of tissue can be removed, so the breast is not deformed (also scar can be near nipple).
Remove or Watch. Typically, when a intraductal papilloma is diagnosed, it's via core biopsy. Many would, based on this diagnosis, recommend a surgical excision of the 'entire' lesion, to be sure there is not a papillay neoplasm present. This is certainly necessary with any atypia. Without atypia, there are some who would 'observe', repeating imaging studies every six months for 1-2 years.

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What to expect after surgery of intraductal papilloma?

As long as. BENIGN...expect future Mammograms/Breast Exams ....that's about it...

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Intraductal papilloma info? What is prognosis?

And sometimes. Its id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis..Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. Read more...

Anyone with experience with intraductal papilloma with mild hyperplasia?

Sometimes. It's called id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis..Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. Forget the hyperplasia. Read more...

What is intraductal papilloma?

Benign tumor. It is a benign tumor that grows in the milk duct of the breast. Occurs in women between the ages of 35-55. Can present with pain, a palpable lump, nipple discharge. Often a mammogram or ultrasound can show these. A biopsy is sometimes done to rule out a cancer. Hope this helps. Read more...

What is intraductal papilloma from?

Sometimes. It's called id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis..Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. There are no clear causes. Read more...

What exactly is intraductal papilloma?

Mass in breast. Intraductal papilloma (ip) is the most common cause of bloody nipple discharge. It is a small mass within the duct of the breast. They are usually noncancerous but can sometimes have abnormal cells or an early breast cancer. Once diagnosed on needle biopsy, they are usually completely removed with surgery. Read more...