Cooper’s ligaments of the breast


Cooper’s ligaments of the breast – Also known as –


Suspensory ligaments of Cooper

Fibrocollagenous septa

Cooper’s ligaments of the breast

Cooper’s ligaments of the breast


Connective tissue in the breast

Help maintain structural integrity.


Other Structures Known as Cooper’s ligament – [ They are different and only shares the eponym]


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

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