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What does a focal septation in breast cyst mean?

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Hi Dr TIM, what does a focal septation in breast cyst mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will it mean cancer?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i breastfed for 3 months and stopped 3 months ago.
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 1 year ago.

A focal septation of a breast cyst means that there are membranes (septa) inside the cyst dividing it into compartments. It does not necessarily mean breast cancer. A benign cyst may also have focal septation.

Breastfeeding stimulates the ducts and can lead to the formation of ductal cysts. in most cases, these are benign (non-cancerous). But they do need to be followed up and kept under supervision.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dr. Mazumdar,thank you for the answer. i googled cyst septation. The word Focal was rarely mentioned. Was the word Focal medically important?thanks
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 1 year ago.

The term 'focal' means that it is present in only one or a few areas of the cyst and not all through the cyst. t is not medically important as far as cysts go.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Dr. Mazumdar.
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome. Please click on a positive rating to leave feedback.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dr. Mazumdar, I have a dimple on left breast and had two ultrasounds in the last 3 months. they found a cyst with focal septation and a cyst with debris. with the two does my chance of having something adnormal go up ?
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 1 year ago.

A dimple on the breast together with a cyst is concerning - a dimple could indicate that the breast tissue is being pulled inside by scar tissue. This together with a cyst with septation and another with debris does increase your chances of something abnormal. You need more tests and a biopsy of the cysts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome. Please click on a positive rating to leave feedback.