lobule

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lobule

[′läb·yül]
(biology)
A small lobe.
A division of a lobe.
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Women are born with a small number of Type 1 breast lobules, which are units of milk glands and duct cells.
Pathologically, inflammation affecting breast lobules or lobulitis and the formation of non-caseating granulomas composed of clustered epitheloid histiocytes is present.
On the one hand, aborting a pregnancy increases the likelihood of breast cancer because it short-circuits the natural maturation process by which cancer-vulnerable breast lobules (which increase massively during pregnancy) are replaced by cancer-resistant breast lobules.
Spiculations and pectoralis muscle/fascial involvement may not be apparent intraoperatively because the lesion may appear to be pushing on existing breast lobules without destroying or infiltrating tissue.