Montgomery tubercles

Last revised by Owen Kang on 27 Jul 2022

Montgomery tubercles are the openings of Montgomery glands on the skin surface. 

Gross anatomy

They are about 1-2 mm papules on the skin surface located on the skin of the nipple and areola. 

These tubercles become prominent during stimulation and pregnancy


They are named after William Fetherstone Montgomery, an Irish obstetrician who first described them in 1837.

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