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Breast anatomy

Breast Anatomy

The female breast is composed mainly of fatty tissue interspersed with milk glands and fibrous or connective tissue. The circular region around the nipple (areola) is often a different color (pigmented).

Review Date: 5/21/2012
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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