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Febrruary 1941

SIGNIFICANCE OF MAMMARY DISCHARGE IN CASES OF PAPILLOMA OF THE BREASTA CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC STUDY

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Surgery, the Mayo Foundation ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Division of Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Surg. 1941;42(2):203-208. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210080003001
Abstract

It is our purpose to present the results of a clinical and pathologic study of 227 cases of papilloma of the breast and to emphasize particularly the fact that discharge from the nipple, of any nature whatsoever, was found to be of great significance. We are aware that this view is not in accord with that of at least one great authority on the subject.1 Views change as evidence accumulates, however, and we believe that benefit will accrue from publication of our data. Our material is presented mainly in the accompanying table. The percentages in this table are carried out to one decimal place; when it is necessary to repeat them in the text they are given only in whole numbers.

BENIGN PAPILLOMA  The average age of the 109 patients with benign papilloma was 46 years; the youngest was 19 and the oldest 78 years of age. All but 1

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