Cooper's suspensory ligaments

Synonyms

Fibrocollegenous septa, ligamenta suspensoria mammae, ligamenta suspensoria mammaria.

Related people

The suspensory ligaments of the mammary gland.

Description

The suspensory ligaments of the mammary gland : fibrous processes, extending from the corpus mammae to the corium. These ligaments often produce a dip in the overlying skin, especially in breasts with a higher ratio of fat to glands. They are homologous with the retinacula cutis of other regions of the body.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper for information submitted.

Bibliography

  • A. P. Cooper:
    On the anatomy of the breast. 2 volumes. London, Longman,1840.

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