What is axillary anatomy?

The axilla is an anatomical region under the shoulder joint where the arm connects to the shoulder. It contains a variety of neurovascular structures, including the axillary artery, axillary vein, brachial plexus, and lymph nodes.

What is an axillary position?

What are the axillary muscles?

The axilla is filled with adipose (fat) and allows passage for: vessels, nerve plexus, lymphatics, and muscles. The muscles include the coracobrachialis, pectoralis minor, and the biceps brachii. The posterior border of pectoralis major and minor defines the anterior border (fold).

What is the function of the axillary?

The axillary nodes are a group of lymph nodes located in the axillary (or armpit) region of the body. They perform the vital function of filtration and conduction of lymph from the upper limbs, pectoral region, and upper back.

Is axillary anterior or posterior?

The axillary apex is the interval between the superior border of the scapula, the posterior border of the clavicle, and the external border of the first rib. The pectoralis major and the latissimus dorsi form the major anterior and posterior folds, respectively, of the axilla.

Where is the axillary vein?

Location. The axillary vein arises at the lower border of the axilla, just beneath the teres major shoulder muscle, near where the underarm meets the body.

What is the difference between axillary and axilla?

The axilla (also, armpit, underarm or oxter) is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder. It also contains many sweat glands. In humans, the formation of body odor happens mostly in the armpit….

Artery axillary artery
Vein axillary vein

Where are the axillary nodes?

The subscapular axillary lymph nodes are located on the lower part of the armpit’s posterior (rear) wall. The apical and pectoral nodes are located respectively on the upper and lower parts of the pectoralis minor, a thin, flat muscle of the chest.

Where is the axillary fold?

The axillary fold (plica axillaris) is the skin fold situated at the caudal aspect of the thoracic limb immediately proximal to the elbow. It has medial and lateral attachments to the front limb and dorsal and ventral attachments to the body wall.

Where does the axillary vein end?

subclavian vein
Termination. The axillary vein terminates by becoming continuous with the subclavian vein at the lateral border of the first rib 2.

Where does the axillary vein begin and end?

The axillary vein is a deep vein of the upper limb that is formed by the union of the brachial and basilic veins. It starts at the lower border of the teres major muscle and ascends medially through the axilla towards the 1st rib, where it is continued by the subclavian vein.

What is an axillary lymph node?

Listen to pronunciation. (AK-sih-LAYR-ee limf node) A lymph node in the armpit region that drains lymph from the breast and nearby areas.