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Breast J. 2007 May-Jun;13(3):281-6.

Ductal pattern enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging of the breast due to ductal lavage.

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Department of Radiology, Division of Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA.


Our purpose is to describe the appearance of breast ductal enhancement found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after breast ductal lavage (DL). We describe a novel etiology of enhancement in a ductal pattern on postcontrast MRI of the breast. Knowledge of the potential for breast MRI enhancement subsequent to DL, which can mimic the appearance of a pathologic lesion, is critical to the care of patients who undergo breast MRI and DL or other intraductal cannulation procedures.

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