Smallest structures in the mammary gland
Darkened area surrounding the nipple
Thin, yellow fluid, precursor of milk, secreted for a few days after birth
Suspensory ligaments; fibrous bands extending from the inner breast surface to the chest wall muscles
Benign breast mass
Persistent white discharge of milk between nursing sessions or after weaning
Excessive breast development in the male
Serosanguineous nipple discharge
Nipples that are depressed or invaginated
Pain in breast
Inflammation of the breast
Sebaceous glands in the areola that secrete protective lipid during lactation; also called tubercles of Montgomery
Intraductal carcinoma in the breast
Orange peel appearance of breast due to edema
Dimple or pucker on the skin
Atrophic pink, purple, or white linear streaks on the breasts, associated with pregnancy, excessive weight gain, or rapid growth during adolescence
minute extra nipple along with the embryonic milk line
Tail of Spence
extension of breast tissue into the axilla
Beginning of prepubertal breast development
Identify appropriate history questions to ask regarding the breast examination
Describe the anatomy of the breast.
Correlate changes in the female breast with normal developmental stages.
Describe the components of the breast examination.
List points to include in teaching the breast self-examination.
Explain the significance of a supernumerary nipple or breast.
Differentiate between the female and male examination procedures and findings.
Discuss benign breast disease
Discuss abscess that can occur in the breast.
Describe acute mastitis in the breast.