Inside a milk duct
Lactiferous duct (milk-producing duct) endoscopy is performed to detect,
identify, diagnose and treat micro cancerous and pre-cancerous malignant
make this possible surgeons require highly complex, delicate equipment that
allows crystal clear visualisation of ducts with the breast. UK BIOPSY
ductoscopes are powered by the world’s leading technology engineered
precisely by experts in Germany.
remarkable technology is not limited to mammary ducts but can also be
implemented for salivary ducts, lacrimal ducts and many others.
give interested surgeons the opportunity to train for such procedures using
our high tech equipment. UK BIOPSY's primary goal is to reduce the number of
potentially severe conventional surgeries by early diagnosis and prompt
treatment through effective utilisation of this technology.
range of mini endoscopes (ductoscopes) are available through UK BIOPSY's in
partnership with Matrics Medical GmbH, Germany - pioneers
of powerful endoscopes.
beginning of early, pre-cancerous growth originates within the lactiferous
ducts within the human female breast. Conventional techniques such as
mammography, ultrasound and MRI do not have the necessary resolution to look
inside these mini ducts. As a result they may miss smaller lesions of the
breast that are <5mm in diameter. The interval time for a breast lesion to
grow to 5mm is approximately ten years. During this time, if the breast
disease is not detected, it can become more invasive and possibly quite
extensive. It is important to capture the development of such lesions and
metastases before invasion to surrounding tissues as this can be critical.
It is through the effective utilisation of UK Surgical ductoscopes early
detection and treatment is possible.
This is carried out by a qualified breast specialist surgeon who has had
the required training to use a ductoscope. The sympathetic duct must be
first identified and then identifies fluid-expression at the surface of the
nipple by massaging the breast. The duct is then dilated using a particular
device e.g. SOLEX® (Soft Lumen Expander) to prepare the duct for insertion of
the ductoscope. The micro ductoscope is then inserted and gently advanced
through the duct. During this time real-time visualisation inside the duct
is seen on the screen where the image is displayed. This is possible because
the endoscope is connected to a special advanced light source (for
illumination inside the ducts) and a fast shutter digital camera (for
visualisation). The ductoscope has a built in optical component to make all
this possible. The surgeon may also decide to take a biopsy (intra-ductal
biopsy) of the lesion should this be necessary.
Breast Endoscopy may help guide your surgeon toward
maximum conservation of your breast by identifying the location of abnormal
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