Periareolar FNA Ductal lavage
Device Syringe + needle FirstCyte Micro Catheter (Hologic) FDA approval N/A Yes, high-risk only Cytology Routine cytopathologic Unsatisfactory, benign, interpretation evaluation atypical, or malignant cells (certification required) Performing Physician Physician (certification required) Time 45 minutes 1 hour Nipple aspirate Nipple aspirate fluid - Manual fluid - Automated Device Syringe + suction cup FDA-cleared system FDA approval No Yes, 510(k) Cytology Unsatisfactory, benign, Category 0-IV (negative, interpretation atypical, or malignant cells benign, hyperplasia, atypical, suspicious) Performing Physician Medical assistant Time 20 minutes 5 minutes Table 2.
While ductal lavage
is indicated in women at high risk for breast cancer, its use in women with lobular neoplasia specifically has never been examined, Dr.
The American Cancer Society has not taken a position on the value of ductal lavage
Some studies have shown that ductal lavage
has had a low sensitivity for carcinoma in situ in breasts that contained invasive carcinomas.
has not become a widely accepted practice for many reasons.
and his colleagues found severely atypical cells in ductal lavage
specimens from 11 women without any evidence of malignancy and then identified cancers in 4 of these women by biopsy.
The new study looked at the association between ductal lavage
cytologic findings and histologic findings in women undergoing mastectomy primarily for known cancer.
Finally, we continue our commitment to the FirstCyte(R) Breast Test, a breast cancer risk assessment tool, and expect to initiate an outcomes study to further define the value of ductal lavage
cytology in high-risk women.
NEW ORLEANS -- Ductal lavage
and the nipple aspiration required to determine eligibility for the procedure proved acceptable to patients and useful as an in-office breast cancer screening method for high-risk women in a recent study.
Seely was responsible for all clinical activities related to a new diagnostic breast cancer procedure called ductal lavage
SAN ANTONIO -- Mammary ductoscopy may provide the missing link that renders ductal lavage
more clinically relevant, Dr.
is an outpatient procedure which allows a sampling of cells from the milk ducts.