In Performing a Breast Examination,the Nurse Knows That It Is
In performing a breast examination,the nurse knows that it is especially important to examine the upper outer quadrant of the breast.The reason for this is that the upper outer quadrant is: A) the largest quadrant of the breast. B) the location of most breast tumors. C) where most of the suspensory ligaments attach. D) more prone to injury and calcifications than other locations in the breast.
B The upper outer quadrant is the site of most breast tumors.In the upper outer quadrant,the nurse should notice the axillary tail of Spence,the cone-shaped breast tissue that projects up into the axilla,close to the pectoral group of axillary lymph nodes.