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Flashcards in The Axilla Deck (8):
1

What structures form the lateral wall of the axilla?

Intertubecular groove of humerus

2

What structures for the medial border of axilla?

Serratus anterior, thoracic wall.

3

What structures for the anterior wall of the axilla?

Pectoralis major, pectoralis minor and subclavius.

4

What structures form the posterior of the axilla?

Teres major, subscapularis and latissimus dorsi

5

What are the contents of the axilla?

Tendons of biceps brachii and coracobrachialis, axillary nerve, axillary vein with cephalic vein joining, brachial plexus.

6

What is axillary clearance?

Removal of the lymph nodes in the axilla in breast cancer sufferers to prevent metastasis.

7

What do the lymph nodes in the axilla drain?

Lymph from the upper limb and also from the breast.

8

What structures form the apex of the axilla?

1st rib, clavicle, superior border of supraspinatous