Montgomery tubercles

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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.

Anatomy: Thoracic


Article information

rID: 14940
System: Breast
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Montgomery tubercle
  • Montgomery's tubercle
  • Montgomery's tubercles
  • Montgomery areolar tubercle

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