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Archive » 1998 » 4 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Anatomy »

Axillary region

 
Abstract:

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Topography and contents of the axil­la and its relations to the neighbouring regions are presented. The axilla is a pyramidal region. Its apex continues into the lateral region of the neck. It provides a passageway for the axillary artery, vein and the brachial plexus. The axilla contains six groups of regional lymph nodes.

Authors:
Mlakar Boštjan, Ravnik Dean

Keywords:
axilla - anatomy and histology, axillary artery - anatomy and histology, axillary vein - anatomy and histology, lymph nodes - anatomy and histology, brachial plexus - anatomy and histology

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 1998; 37: 515–25.

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