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This article is part of the supplement: 6th International Symposium on the Intraductal Approach to Breast Cancer

Open Access Meeting abstract

Mammary ductoscopy: past, present, future

SM Feldman

Author Affiliations

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA

BMC Proceedings 2009, 3(Suppl 5):S14  doi:10.1186/1753-6561-3-S5-S14

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Published:24 July 2009

© 2009 Feldman; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Meeting abstract

Mammary ductoscopy is a powerful modality with enormous potential to help improve patient care through enhancing the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast disease. The ability to see ductal pathology and monitor response to therapy real time has enormous potential to expand our understanding of disease processes. Technological improvements involving optics, scope design, ductal access and interventional ductoscopy becoming feasible will help move this field forward. Historical developments, current applications, personal experience, and future directions will be discussed.