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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


breast duct endoscopy  listen  (brest dukt en-DOS-koh-pee)

  A method used to examine the lining of the breast ducts to look for abnormal tissue. A very thin, flexible, lighted tube attached to a camera is inserted through the nipple, and threaded into the breast ducts deep in the breast. Tissue and fluid samples may be removed during the procedure.