Research Article


  • Cemile Kurt
  • Kemal Eyvaz
  • Yıldıray Tuncer
  • Salim Balin
  • Selçuk Göktaş
  • Mehmet Eser
  • Necmi Kurt

Received Date: 14.04.2011 Accepted Date: 15.07.2011 Eur J Breast Health 2011;7(4):216-220


We aimed to present the examination and treatment results of our patients with nipple discharge.

Patients and Methods:

Physical examination, medical history and smear fom nipple discharge stained with Papanicolaou Method of patients were evaluated. In search of etiology of nipple discharge and to get a diagnosis of patients, ultrasonography, mammography, ductography and MRI were used.


Twenty seven female patients with nipple discharge included in this study. Median age of the patients were 44. Nine of patients have bloody, 4 have serosanguineous, 12 have serous, 2 have multicoloured nipple discharge. Fourteen of 27 patients treated surgically, 4 for cancer, 6 for intraductal papillomatosis, 2 for ductal hyperplasia, 2 for ductal ectasy.


Cytologic analysis for nipple discharge is significant. Unilateral and bloody nipple discharge may be the first sign of cancer. Getting smear from nipple discharge is easy and can be done in consulting room conditions.

Keywords: nipple discharge, breast cancer, cytology