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Montgomery's glands or tubercles

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A group of 12-15 sebaceous glands in the areola of the nipple. Small prominence around the nipple of the breast that enlarge during pregnancy and lactation. They have appearance of small seedlike tubercles. They were previously described by Giovanni Battista Morgagni


  • W. F. Montgomery:
    An exposition of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy. London, 1837.

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