Tumours and Tumour-like Conditions of Ectopic Tissue in the Vulva

  • Ranadhir Barua

Abstract

The mammary ridges appear as an ectodermal thickening along the ventrolateral surface of the embryo, extending from the axilla to the upper medial surface of the thigh. The mammary buds appear in these ridges, and only those in the pectoral region persist. Subsequently, the caudal two-thirds of the ridges disappears. Ectopic breasts develop when the mammary ridges of the caudal part of the embryo fail to atrophy.

Keywords

Migration Lactate Adenocarcinoma Luminal Endometriosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranadhir Barua
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology and CytopathologyThe Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodvilleAustralia

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