retromammary space

retromammary space

a layer of loose connective tissue separating the breast from the deep fascia, providing some degree of movement over underlying surfaces.
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Retromammary space, overlying nipple areolar complex.
As the loose connective tissue of the retromammary space delineates the breast from the underlying pectoralis major, the suspensory ligaments of Cooper anchor the breast onto the pectoralis major fascia and the dermis.
Next, the surgeon digitally dilates the retromammary space between the mammary tissue and the pectoral muscle toward the axilla, and, under visual control, makes a sharp opening of the axillary fascia.