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Breast Disease

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Which of the following is NOT a common presentation of breast disease in women?

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a. Breast pain

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b. Palpable mass

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c. Nipple discharge

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d. Skin pigmentation abnormalities

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The areola contains numerous lubricating sebaceous glands referred to as which of the following?

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a. Mallory glands

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b. Montgomery glands

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c. Mammosebaceous units

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d. Mammolactiferous glands

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Which group of lymph nodes receives most of the lymphatic drainage from the breasts and are therefore most often involved by breast cancer metastases?

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Reproduced, with permission, from Poggi MM, Harney K: The breast. In DeCherney AH, Nathan L (eds): CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Obstetrics & Gynecology, 10th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2007, Figure 63-3.

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a. Axillary

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b. Supraclavicular

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c. External mammary

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d. Internal mammary

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The primordial breast develops from which of the following tissues?

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a. Mesoderm

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b. Primitive fat lobules

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c. Basal layer of the epidermis

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d. Multipotent cells within the dermis

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Final histologic differentiation of breast tissue is not completed until which of the following occurs?

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a. Menarche

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b. Onset of puberty

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c. First full-term pregnancy

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d. Breastfeeding for several months

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Most benign and malignant breast disease occurs within the breast structures that are the most sensitive to ovarian hormones and prolactin. Which structures are these?

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a. Lobular fat

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b. Collecting ducts

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c. Collagenous stroma

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d. Terminal ducts and acini

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