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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?

Axillary artery


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


Name the minor branches of the medial cord of the brachial plexus

Medial pectoral nerve, medial cutaneous nerve of arm, medial cutaneous nerve of forearm