Montgomery Glands

Areola with Montgomery glands
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The Montgomery glands are the sebaceous glands in the areola (pigmented ring) around the nipple of the breast. The number varies from about six to 25 glands on each breast. They secrete the oil that keeps the nipple moist and supple.

The glands open onto the skin surface through ducts that end on a small tubercle (protrusion) that cause the multiple small lumps (Morgagni tubercles) in the areola.

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