Cooper ligament


[Sir Astley Paston Cooper, Brit. surgeon, 1768-1841]
Any of the strands of connective tissue in the mammary gland that extend from glandular tissue through fat toward the skin, where they are attached to the dermis. These ligaments affect the image of the glandular tissue on a mammogram.
SYN: SEE: retinaculum mammae

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