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Unformatted text preview: Subdivided into lobules by the suspensory ligaments of cooper which originate as fibrous bands from the superficial fascia o The breasts are not attached to muscle The nipple is surrounded by a circular pigmented area, the areola which contained sebaceous glands called the tubercles of Montgomery o Tubercles of Montgomery secrete sweat moistens nipple when breast feeding Areola has smooth muscle o Responds to sympathetic stresses: hardened when excited/cold Clinically the breast may be divided into 4 quadrants useful in describing the location of lumps o Many women also have an axillary tail (towards the armpit) Surface Anatomy Overlying: o Pec major o Pec minor o Serratus anterior o Rectus abdominus (floor of breast if breast is large)...
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