Montgomery's areolar tubercles are the 2-4 mm brownish papules on the areola. Each tubercle has two components, a sebaceous gland (Montgomery's gland) and a mammary duct arising from deeper breast parenchyma.
- Their number is quite variable, ranging from 4 to 28 per nipple.
- They may become more prominent during pregnancy.
- Although men may have sebaceous hyperplasia (yellowish thickened papules and plaques), their nipples do not have Montgomery's tubercles.
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