Anatomy of the lactating human breast redefined with ultrasound imaging.

  title={Anatomy of the lactating human breast redefined with ultrasound imaging.},
  author={Donna T Ramsay and Jacqueline C. Kent and R. A. M. Hartmann and P. E. Hartmann},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  volume={206 6},
The aim of this study was to use ultrasound imaging to re-investigate the anatomy of the lactating breast. The breasts of 21 fully lactating women (1-6 months post partum) were scanned using an ACUSON XP10 (5-10 MHz linear array probe). The number of main ducts was measured, ductal morphology was determined, and the distribution of glandular and adipose tissue was recorded. Milk ducts appeared as hypoechoic tubular structures with echogenic walls that often contained echoes. Ducts were easily… CONTINUE READING
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