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1

Where does the mammary gland reside?

In the superficial fascia of the anterior thoracic wall

2

Describe the mammary gland

15-20 lobes of glandular tissue (tubuloalveolar) suspended by a latticework of fibrous connective tissue. Adipose fills the spaces between the lobes.

3

Where is the retromammary bursa?

A distinct space, posterior to the breast, between the deep layer of superficial fascia, and the deep investing fascia of the pectoralis major

4

Cooper ligaments

Thickened connective tissue inserted perpendicularly through superficial fascia into the dermis. Provides mobility and central support.

5

Describe the anatomical landmarks of the breast

The breast extends inferiorly from the 2nd-3rd rib to the inframammary fold, around the 6th-7th rib.

Extends laterally from the lateral border of the sternum to the midaxillary line

6

Why does the upper outer quadrant of breast tissue have a higher frequency of breast cancer ?

More glandular tissue

7

Breast tissue in the axilla is referred to as

Axillary tail or
Tail of Spence