The adolescent female: Breast and reproductive embryology and anatomy
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Special Issue: Special Issue on the Female Patient
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 22–28, January 2013
How to Cite
Lemaine, V. and Simmons, P. S. (2013), The adolescent female: Breast and reproductive embryology and anatomy. Clin. Anat., 26: 22–28. doi: 10.1002/ca.22167
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 19 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 AUG 2012
- female genital tract;
Congenital breast and genital tract anomalies are seen frequently in the care of children and adolescents. Breast and internal gynecologic anomalies more often present in adolescence than in early childhood. Management is best delivered through a multidisciplinary team approach. Carefully timed surgical intervention is of importance to optimize psychological, aesthetic and functional outcomes. An understanding of the female breast and genital tract embryology and anatomy is important for a meticulous clinical examination and appropriate surgical treatment. This article will review the normal embryology and anatomy of theadolescent female breast and genital tract. Clin. Anat. 26:22–28, 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.