Montgomery tubercles – 蒙氏结节

Areolar glands or Glands of Montgomery are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. Volatile compounds in these secretions may also serve as an olfactory stimulus for newborn appetite.

Montgomery-glands

The portions of the gland visible on the skin’s surface are called “Montgomery tubercles”. The round bumps are found in the areola, and on the nipple itself. They can become exposed and raised when the nipple is stimulated. The skin over the surface opening is lubricated and tends to be smoother than the rest of the areola. The tubercles become more pronounced during pregnancy.

The number of glands can vary greatly, usually averaging from four to 28 per breast.

蒙氏结节位于乳晕的外周部分,是蒙氏腺导管开口处隆突而成。蒙氏腺是能够分泌乳汁的大皮脂腺。孕妇自妊娠8周起,乳腺腺泡及乳腺小叶增生发育,使乳房逐渐增大。检查见乳房及其周围皮肤(乳晕)着色加深,乳晕周围出现蒙氏结节。

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