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Oncologic Treatment of Breast Cancer

Anatomy

AuthorsSarah Gierahn Nielsen, med. student & Hanne Melgaard Nielsen, MD

A clinical breast exam is important in the diagnosis and surveillance of both benign and malignant breast diseases emphasizing the importance of basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the breast.

Figure 1. Anatomical landmarks of the breast and thorax
Figure 1. Anatomical landmarks of the breast and thorax.
Figure 2. Muscles of the thorax and breast.
Figure 2. Muscles of the thorax and breast.
Figure 3. Arteries, veins and nerves of the thorax and breast.

Acknowledgments

Illustrators: Anders Kaa, MD, Anne Mosebo, med. student

References

  1. Henderson JA, Duffee D, Ferguson T. Breast Examination Techniques. [Updated 2020 Jul 31]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459179/
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