Jarvis Chapter 17: Breast and Regional Lymphatics

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Chapter 17

Alveoli

clusters contained in each lobule that produce milk

Areola

darkened area that surrounds the nipple

Colostrum

thin, yellow fluid, precursor of milk, secreted for a few days after birth

Copper's ligaments

suspensory ligaments; fibrous bands extending from the inner breast surface to the chest wall muscles

Fibroadenoma

benign breast mass

Gynecomastia

Excessive mammary development in the male.

Intraductal papilloma

serosanguineous nipple discharge

Inverted

nipples that are depressed or invaginated

Lactiferous

conveying milk

Mastalgia

pain in the breast

Mastitis

Inflammation of the breast

Montgomery's glands

sebaceous glands in the areola, secrete protective lipid during lactation; also called tubercles of Montgomery

Paget's disease

intraductal carcinoma in the breast

Peau d'orange

orange-peel appearance of breast due to edema

Refraction

dimple or pucker on the skin

Striae

atrophic pink, purple, or white linear streaks on the breasts, associated with pregnancy, excessive weight gain, or rapid growth during adolescence

Supernumerary nipple

minute extra nipple along the embryonic milk line

Tail of Spence

extension of breast tissue into the axilla

Ipsolateral Axillary Nodes

1) Central axillary node
2) Pectoral
3) Subscapular
4) Lateral

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