So quick recap mum was diagnosed with ampulla cancer febday after diagnosis she had the whipple which was successful. Regular 3 month scans and 6 month course of chemo all went well, chemo stopped in Nov regular scans after that went all good. Feb regular scan I attended all was fine.
Breast cancer is the most common tumor in women and the first cause of death for malignancy in the female population. Bile ducts are not among the common sites of metastasis from breast cancer; few cases of obstructive jaundice due to metastatic breast cancer have been described in the literature and they mostly resulted from widespread liver metastases that eventually involved the bile ducts. We report an exceptional case of metastatic infiltration of the extrahepatic bile ducts in absence of liver metastases.
If you're reading descriptions about breast concerns, you may catch yourself trying to recall anatomy lectures that occurred many decades ago. What are the parts of the outer breast including the nipple, areola, Montgomery glandsand other structures? What is the purpose of these different parts and what medical conditions may affect them?
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License. The ampulla of Vater was first described in a detailed manner by Abraham Vater in and it consists of three different anatomical structures: the duodenum, the terminal tract of the pancreatic duct and the final portion of the common bile duct 1. These elements have distinct functions and histological features, comprising intestinal, pancreatobiliary and gastric mucosal types 2.
Functionally, the mammary glands produce milk; structurally, they are modified sweat glands. Mammary glands, which are located in the breast overlying the pectoralis major muscles, are present in both sexes, but usually are functional only in the female. Externally, each breast has a raised nipplewhich is surrounded by a circular pigmented area called the areola.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. Ampullary metastasis from breast cancer: an unusual finding. However, gastrointestinal involvement with metastatic breast cancer is rare and may pose a diagnostic challenge [2—4].
It is important for women to become familiar with the normal anatomy and physiology function of their breasts so that they can recognize early signs of possible abnormalities. This section outlines basic information on breast composition, development, and typical changes from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. A layer of fatty tissue surrounds the breast glands and extends throughout the breast.
Language: English Spanish. Breast cancer is the most common tumor in women and the first cause of death for malignancy in the female. Bile ducts are not among the common sites of metastasis from breast cancer.
Lactiferous ducts are those ducts that converge and form a branched system connecting the nipple to the lobules of the mammary gland. When lactogenesis occurs, under the influence of hormones, the milk is moved to the nipple by the action of smooth muscle contractions along the ductal system to the tip of the nipple. They are also referred to as galactophoresgalactophorous ductsmammary ductsmamillary ducts or milk ducts. Lactiferous ducts are lined by a columnar epithelium supported by myoepithelial cells.