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lavage

[lə′väzh]
(medicine)
The therapeutic washing out of an organ.

Lavage

 

a medical procedure used to cleanse mechanically the walls and contents of such tubular organs as the vagina or urethra and surrounding tissues. A lavage may also be performed for therapeutic and preventive medical purposes; in such cases, it is based on the action of a chemical agent or temperature. Warm boiled water or solutions of various medicinal substances are used in the procedure.

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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 testing.
Some studies have shown that ductal lavage has had a low sensitivity for carcinoma in situ in breasts that contained invasive carcinomas.
Ductal lavage 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.