lactiferous duct

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ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple

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It would be difficult to determine this type of spread preoperatively, as tumor just extends along lactiferous duct without mass-forming effect or induration.
Benign pathologies that present within the main lactiferous ducts are intraductal papilloma and ductal ectasia.
The structure of a normal rat mammary gland is composed of a single primary or main lactiferous duct that branches into secondary ducts from which TEBs and the alveolar buds (ABs) are formed.
Microscopically, the nipple adenoma exhibits epithelial hyperplasia arising from a lactiferous duct displacing the nipple stroma.
Lymphatic route is common and usually due to retrograde extension from cervical, mediastinal or mammary group of or may be via infection through skin abrasions or opening of the lactiferous ducts at the nipple.
those of mammary Paget's disease ascend to the epidermis from lactiferous ducts, whereas those of EMPD originate in the epidermis itself.
The glands that produce milk (mammary glands) that are connected to the surface of the breast by the lactiferous ducts may extend to the armpit area (axilla).
The high GGT activity in human breast milk may reflect activity in the terminal and lactiferous ducts of the breast, which may facilitate the transport of essential proteins into milk (6, 7).