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Keywords:

  • breast;
  • female genital tract;
  • anatomy;
  • embryology

Abstract

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.