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11-29-2009, 09:33 AM
1- Simple retention cyst:
In non lactating breast.
Aspiration is dangerous if:
a) A lump is felt after evacuation.
b) Blood is aspirated.
c) Cyst refill after evacuation.
So, excision is preferred.
2- Galactocele:
Obstruction of the duct during lactation. small cyst under the areola discharging milk on pressure.
Repeated aspiration may cure the case but if resist excise it.
3- Cyst connected to tumour:
e.g. cystosarcoma phylloids, cystadenoma and retention cysts proximal to duct papilloma.
SOURCE: Prof. AYMAN SALEM'S BOOK
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