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Anatomy-Upper Limb

AXILLA-BOUNDARIES

1. FLOOR - axillary fascia extending from the fascia over the SERRATUS ANTERIOR to the deep fascia of the arm. Attached in front & behind to the axillary folds. Suspended by a ligament from the lower border of PACTORALIS MINOR.

2. ANTERIOR WALL - PACTORALIS MAJOR, PACTORALIS MINOR, SUBCLAVIUS, clavipectoral fascia.

3. POSTERIOR WALL - SUBSCAPULARIS, TERES MAJOR, tendon of the LATISSIMUS DORSI.

4. MEDIAL WALL - SERRATUS ANTERIOR.

5. LATERAL WALL - intertubercular sulcus of the humerus.

6. APEX - clavicle (anterior), scapula (posterior), first rib (medial). Channel of communication b/w axilla & posterior triangle of the neck.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Tenderness.co. (2018). Axillary Artery. [online] Available at: http://tenderness.co/axillary-artery/ [Accessed 16 Nov. 2018].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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