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Flashcards in Breast and Axillae Deck (17):
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Areola

pigmented area surrounding the nipple

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Colostrum

a clear or milky fluid that is expressed from the breast before milk production

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Cooper ligaments

a band of subcutaneous fibrous tissue that provides support to the breast

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Duct ectasia

a benign condition of the sub-areolar ducts that can cause a nipple drainage

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Fibroadenoma

a benign tumor of the breast

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Fibrocystic disease

a benign condition that presents with fluid-filled cyst due to ductal enlargement that is usually bilateral and multiple

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Galactorrhea

lactation not associated with childbearing

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Gynecomastia

abnormally large mammary glands in the male; sometimes may excrete milk

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Intraductal papillomas

benign tumors of the subareolar ducts that produce a nipple discharge

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Lactation

the production and secretion of milk from the breast

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Mastitis

inflammation of the breast

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Mastodynia

pain in the chest

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Montgomery follicles

tiny sebaceous glands that may appear on the areola

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Paget disease

skin manifestations that are indicative of ductal carncinoma

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Peau d'orange

skin changes of the breast due to edema caused by blockage of the lymph drainage associated with inflammatory breast cancer

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Tail of Spence

area where most malignancies of the breast tissue occurs

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Thelarche

the beginning of female pubertal breast development