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Human Mouse



2.1.4.2. Anatomy of the aging lobule

As the woman ages, the lobule also undergoes characteristic atrophy. This set of images show the typical changes.

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  This "Normal" lobule is from a non-pregnant 49 year old female with breast cancer. It has the appearance of a younger female. However, women with breast cancer retain a youthful breast parenchyma.   This normal lobule is from a 43 year old female with no breast cancer. Note the thickened basement membranes around the ductules. The lobule is starting to become sclerotic.  
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  This normal lobule displays fewer ductules and denser intralobular stroma. Non-cancerous breast from an 83 year old female.   In this breast slice the lobules show moderate atrophy. Note the distended duct tree. From a 59 year old female with no breast cancer.  



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