Cooper’s ligaments of the breast – Also known as –
Suspensory ligaments of Cooper
Fibrocollagenous septaCooper’s ligaments of the breast
Cooper’s ligaments of the breast
Connective tissue in the breast
Help maintain structural integrity.
Known as Cooper’s ligaments but it is different from Cooper’s ligaments of the breast
- Pectineal ligament
- Intermediate fibers and/or the transverse part of the ulnar collateral ligament
Peau d’orange- “orange peel skin”-
- Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast – blockage of the local lymphatic ducts causes swelling of the breast.
- Because the skin remains tethered by the suspensory ligaments of Cooper, it takes on a ‘orange peel skin’ appearance