Pattern of uptake and excretion of (18) F-FDG in lactating breast
The pathological process is similar to any acute inflammatory event, although the nature of the lactating breast
architecture; with its loose parenchyma and stagnation of milk in an engorged segment may allow the infection to spread quickly both within the stroma and through the milk ducts (18).
MicroRNAs in breastmilk and the lactating breast
: potential immunoprotectors and developmental regulators for the infant and the mother.
(6) Coincidental tuberculosis of the faucial tonsils of suckling infants has been suggested as one of the common routes of spread of breast tuberculosis from the suckling infant to the nipple and in turn to the lactating breast
via lactiferous ducts.
She continues her presentation of scientific information about the benefits of breastfeeding as well as an anatomy lesson on the lactating breast
in easily digestible terms.
Tuberculous mastitis is more commonly seen in females of reproductive age group, however, especially during the lactation period, when they are more susceptible since the lactating breast
is more vascular and predisposed to trauma.
MRI scans record the maternal brain response to different stimuli during breast- feeding, and ultrasound studies report new findings on the anatomy of the lactating breast
, the milk ejection reflex, and the way the infant feeds.
Imaging of the pregnant or lactating breast
is usually done for evaluation of a palpable lump.
For the first time the lactating breast
had a competitor: the age of the bottle and baby formula was dawning.
Moreover, perchlorate may concentrate in milk because the NIS protein is induced in lactating breast
tissue by prolactin (Tazebay et al.
Many normal tissues--including salivary glands, gastrointestinal mucosa, gonads, and lactating breast
tissue--have the ability to concentrate radioactive iodine under normal circumstances.
Puerperal mastitis is an infection of the lactating breast
most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus, although Escherichia coli or Streptococcus species may also be involved.(37) Symptoms may be nonfocal, consisting of chills, fever, fatigue, and diffuse myalgias.