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Dilation, especially of a hollow organ.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



limited dilatation of the lumen of a hollow organ or blood vessel. Ectasia may be congenital, as in the case of bronchiectasis and telangiectasia. However, the condition occurs more often as a result of stenosis, above which the lumen of a hollow organ dilates. It is treated by surgery.

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Lumsden et al., "Are the lesions of duct ectasia sterile?" British Journal of Surgery, vol.
Paulinelli, "Prevalence of bacteria in the nipple discharge of patients with duct ectasia," International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol.
Benson, "Subareolar dissection for duct ectasia and periareolar sepsis," The British Journal of Surgery, vol.
Galactocele, duct ectasia and accessory breast which accounted for 0.8% (1/120) of all BBDs were seen in 3rd, 6th and 4th decade of life respectively.
of Patients Percentage Fibroadenoma 47 39.16% Fibrocystic disease 37 30.83% Cyclical Mastalgia 10 8.3% Non-cyclical mastalgia 6 5% Breast Abscess 9 7.50% Gynaecomastia 9 7.50% Breast cyst 4 3.33% Lipoma 3 2.50% Mastitis 2 1.67% Phyllodes tumour 2 1.67% Accessory breast tissue 1 0.83% Duct ectasia 1 0.83% Galactocele 1 0.83% Total 120 100.00% Table 4.
Other cases (10=1.95%) included those of duct ectasia, gynaecomastia and cases in which repeated aspirates yielded only fatty tissue and hence no opinion was possible.
Lesion Diagnosis Total Inflammatory Abscess 40 65 Chronic mastitis 05 Granulomatous mastitis 20 Cystic Benign simple cysts 18 73 Fibrocystic 48 Galactocele 07 Benign Fibroadenoma 184 265 Benign phyllodes 02 Benign breast disease 79 Atypical ADH/DCIS 04 09 Suspicious of malignancy 05 Malignancy IDC 88 90 Mucinous 02 Others Duct ectasia, Gynaecomastia, 10 10 Fatty aspirates Total 512 Table 2: Axillary lymph node status in malignant cases Lymph node No.
In females among the 154 breast lesions, most common was fibroadenoma encountered in all age groups comprising of 67 cases(43.5%).Next commonest was benign breast disease seen in 31 cases (20.12%), followed by fibrocystic disease in 17 cases (11.03%), breast abscess in 11 cases (7.14%), mastitis in 06cases(3.89%), atypical ductal hyperplasia in 08 cases(5.19%), galactocele in 04 cases (2.59%), intraductal papilloma in 03 cases (1.94%), phylloides in 03 cases (1.94%) and single case (0.64%) of mammary duct ectasia.
Duct ectasia (peri-ductal mastitis or dilated ducts associated with inflammation) occurs in 5-9% of non-lactating women (13).
Non-infectious mastitis may result from underlying duct ectasia (periductal mastitis or plasma cell mastitis) and infrequently from foreign material (e.g., nipple piercing, breast implant, or silicone) (28, 29).
In duct ectasia, the mammary duct-associated inflammatory disease sequence involves squamous metaplasia of lactiferous ducts, causing block-age (obstructive mastopathy) with peri-ductal inflammation and possible duct rupture (16).
The differential diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis includes breast cancer, infectious process (bacterial, fungal, or parasitic abscess), autoimmune disease (Wegener's vasculitis, giant cell arteritis), duct ectasia, other rare causes linked with systemic disease (diabetes mellitus, sarcoidosis), and idiopathic granulomatous mastitis.