Glossary Term:

Title

duct ectasia

Phonetic

ek-<b>tay</b>-zhuh

Description

widening of the ducts of the breast, often related to breast inflammation called periductal mastitis. Duct ectasia is benign (not cancer). Symptoms of this condition are a nipple discharge, swelling, retraction of the nipple, or a lump that can be felt.