Aka: Breast Anatomy , Breast. These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Breast Anatomy. Search Bing for all related images. Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges fluids that are not breast milk.
What is duct ectasia? What are the symptoms of duct ectasia? How is duct ectasia diagnosed? How is duct ectasia treated? Does duct ectasia increase my risk of breast cancer? Duct ectasia is a benign not cancer breast condition.
Ultrasound is the more simple and accessible technique to image this area. It's important to remember benign lesions are much more frequent than any other infiltrating, noninfiltrating, or even premalignant , and thus ultrasound becomes useful for diagnosis as well as to control the evolution. Another reason ultrasound is the method of choice is that it's cheaper than MRI.
An abscess is an accumulation of pus in breast tissue, that develops as a defensive reaction, usually against infection , but also due to the presence of foreign objects. An abscess can occur anywhere in the body. Most breast abscesses develop in association with lactation and breastfeeding mastitis , but not all. Breast abscesses occurring in non-lactating and postmenopausal women are a bit more unusual and would be suspicious, at least initially, for malignant breast cancer. However, a mammogram may also sometimes reveal a breast abscess.