Breast

 


Breast explanatory video

The glands contains about 15-20 lactiferous ducts which produce milk and transport same to the areola of the breast. The mammary glands itself has also 15-20 lobes and each lobe contains several lobules. Each lobe is drained by a lactiferous duct. The lactiferous ducts have columnar epithelium but near its opening into the nipple it becomes stratified squamous epithelium. The glands are apocrine in secretion.

The breast cell is mainly the secretory cell which  forms the alveoli of the breast. They contain considerable smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, a lot of mitochondria and Golgi complexes. He also contain numerous lysosomes. It also stores fat as fat globules in the  cytoplasm.  It secretes milk and fat by apocrine mechanism.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for practical, scan or tissue diagnosis  gross
histophysiology  histochemistry  histopathology  histopharmacology

  Electronic School of Medicine
Creator: Oluwole Ogunranti

 

Breast microscope video        Double click for full screen    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cell Biology
Histology

Embryology
Gross anatomy
Lymphatics
Organ integration
Clinical anatomy

Quiz

Dissector

Physiology

Biochemistry

Pharmacology

Chemical Pathology

Anatomical Pathology

Imaging

Medicine

Surgery

Main Subject Course Links

eAnatomy eAnesthesia eBiochemistry eChemical pathology eCommunity Health
eDermatology eENT eGynecology eHematology eImaging
eMedicine eMedical microbiology eObstetrics eOphthalmology ePathology
ePediatrics ePharmacology ePhysiology ePsychiatry    eSurgery/eOrthopedics
eLab eOSCE eProcedures eInvestigations eSchool/Videopage
eOrgans eLocator Anatomy Museum eDissector eFractures/Dissect-it-yourself
All diseases eClerking eTreatment eDoctor ePatient