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Dermatopathology: Practical & Conceptual January - March 2003
Contrary View: The breast is not an organ per se, but a distinctive region of skin and subcutaneous tissue: Part 2, Anatomy and Histology
A. Bernard Ackerman, M.D.
Hui C. Tsou, M.D
Geoffrey J. Gottlieb, M.D.
Tibor Gyorfi, M.D.
Anatomy of the breast
Microscopic anatomy (histology)
In part 1 of this series, organized in three parts, it was shown that embryologic development of the breast proceeds in the very same fashion as does skin and tissues beneath it everywhere.
In this, the second part, it will become apparent that anatomically and histologically the breast is skin and subcutaneous fat.
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