The biochemistry of breast cyst fluids and duct secretions

  title={The biochemistry of breast cyst fluids and duct secretions},
  author={Otto W. Sartorius},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
The ratio of potassium to sodium concentrations in breast fluids has led other investigators to the subclassification of cysts into two types: 1) apocrine (secretory) cysts with high potassium and low sodium, and 2) attenuated (flattened) cell cysts with low potassium and high sodium content. Apocrine cells are thought by some to actively secrete potassium. Cell typing is considered important as apocrine cysts are more likely to be bilateral, multiple, recurrent, and serve as markers for… CONTINUE READING


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