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What is a cystic breast duct?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Fibrocystic changes are the most frequent occuring breast disease. Usually seen in women between 35-50 years of age. Often responsive to elevations of hormonal levels during the month. These lumps may be accompanied by pain and tenderness. Treatment options include analgesics, warm compression, and sleeping bras and reduced caffeinated products. Large cysts may require surgical removal. A galactocele is a milk-filled cyst from an overdistended lactiferous duct.

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