0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A SEROHEMORRHAGIC OR HEMORRHAGIC DISCHARGE FROM THE NIPPLE

EDWIN M. MILLER, M.D.; DEAN LEWIS, M.D.
JAMA. 1923;81(20):1651-1657. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200001001.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

A discharge from the nipple of a nonlactating breast is often the first indication to the patient of a lesion of the breast. It is frequently the cause of consultation with the physician. Palpation of the breast may reveal a tumor which may or may not be the source of the discharge or may not reveal any changes at all. In the former instance, the correct interpretation of the significance of the discharge may be a deciding factor in the differential diagnosis, while in the latter it may be an aid in reaching an opinion as to the character of the lesion.

A review of the literature indicates that the significance of a serohemorrhagic or hemorrhagic discharge from the nipple has been a matter of dispute among clinicians for some time. A thin serous or bloodstained discharge is regarded by many as indicative of an intracanalicular papilloma; a frank bloody

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();