The mammary gland is made up of superficial fascia, gland lobules, lactiferous ducts and lactiferous sinuses. There are 15 to 20 lobules, each with its own duct which empties through the nipple.
In order to see the internal structure of the breast or mammary gland, a sagittal section is made through the gland. When this is done you will see the following:
The section was taken along the dotted line on the left image.
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