Flashcards in Axilla/Pectoral Region Deck (11):
List the contents contained within the axilla
Axillary artery, axillary vein, brachial plexus, tendons of biceps brachii, corocobrachialis, lymphatic vessels
What must you bear in mind with the axillary lymph nodes?
That 75% of the lymph from the breast drains there TF if breast cancer is found, check/sample lymph nodes as they could show it has spread
When are the contents of the axilla more vulnerable?
During complete abduction of the the arm
What is the purpose the axilla?
Provide region/passage for the vessels, nerves etc to reach limb
What is the role of the axillary artery?
Supply blood to upper limb
What is the name of the main artery that supplies the upper limb?
Name the smaller branches of the roots of the brachial plexus
Dorsal scapular nerve, long thoracic nerve
Name the minor branches of the trunks of the brachial plexus
Subclavian nerve, suprascapular nerve
Name the minor branches of the lateral cord of the brachial plexus
Lateral pectoral nerve
Name rhe minor branches of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus
Thoracodorsal nerve, upper and lower subscapular nerve