suspensory ligaments of breast

(redirected from suspensory ligaments of Cooper)

sus·pen·so·ry lig·a·ments of breast

[TA]
well-developed retinacula cutis that extend from the fibrous stroma of the mammary gland to the overlying skin.

sus·pen·so·ry lig·a·ments of breast

(sŭs-pen'sŏr-ē lig'ă-mĕnts brest) [TA]
Well-developed retinacula cutis that extends from the fibrous stroma of the mammary gland to the overlying skin.
Synonym(s): ligamenta suspensoria mammae [TA] .
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In retrospect, Biesenberger in 1928 had unwittingly defined the superficial glandular blood supply (septocutaneous mammary perforators) when he advocated for limited dissection of suspensory ligaments of Cooper, lest one encounters skin and breast necrosis.
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.

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