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Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Breast

What are mammary glands? Accessory glands of the female reproductive system
Mammary glands are also referred as? Modified sebaceous glands
What are the specific type of mammary glands called? Sudoriferous or apocrine sweat glands
What do the mammary glands produce? Colostrums and milk
Where does the pectoralis major muscle lie in association with the breast? Immediately below the breast
What are the muscles associated with the breast? Pectoralis major muscle (below breast) Serratus anterior muscle (lateral aspect of breast) Pectoralis minor muscle Latissimus dorsi muscle
What is the retromammary space? Layer of adipose tissue that separates the breast from the pectoral muscle
What mammography projections can you see the retromammary space? MLO CC (only 20%)
Created by: ehalbhuber