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ax·il·la

 (ăk-sĭl′ə)
n. pl. ax·il·lae (-sĭl′ē)
1. The armpit.
2. A body part analogous to the armpit, such as the hollow under a bird's wing.

[Latin.]

axilla

(ækˈsɪlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for the armpit
2. (Zoology) the area on the undersurface of a bird's wing corresponding to the armpit
[C17: from Latin: armpit]

ax•il•la

(ækˈsɪl ə)

n., pl. ax•il•lae (ækˈsɪl i)
1. the armpit.
2. the corresponding region under the wing of a bird.
[1610–20; < Latin]

axilla

the armpit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.axilla - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulderaxilla - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder; "they were up to their armpits in water"
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
arteria axillaris, axillary artery - the part of the main artery of the arm that lies in the armpit and is continuous with the subclavian artery above and the brachial artery below
shoulder - the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
Translations

ax·il·la

n. axila, pop. sobaco.

axilla

n (pl -lae) axila
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The "fourth pectoral muscle" is another very rare muscular variation located in the anterior wall of the axilla. It consists in a triangular muscle originating from the thoracic wall at the level of the sixth rib between the pectoralis major and the latissimus dorsi muscles, which follows an ascending path of about 10 cm and ends inserted into the inner side of the lower edge of the pectoralis major (Sawada et al., 1991).
Primary hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating from the axilla, palms, soles, or cranial-facial area.
The pectoralis major and minor is first visualized, the medial aspect of axilla, upper outer quadrant of breast, axillary tail should be carefully examined.
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In patient with breast cancer and clinically negative axilla, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) should be the first choice and in clinically positive axilla neoadjuvant systemic treatment should be considered regarding to decrease the need of ALND.
Preoperative physical examination, ultrasonography, computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging are initially performed on evaluation of axilla in patients with breast cancer.
Primarily non-invasive axilla and tympanic thermometers are used routinely in the PACU environment.
Lesions occurring in the axilla or breast may be confused with primary breast cancer or a papillary neoplasm.
However, LCH in adults is often misdiagnosed because of its rarity, particularly cutaneous lesions, which affect the scalp, neck, axilla, groin, and trunk with various forms from papules to vesicles; thus, if not biopsied, cutaneous LCH is overlooked as nonspecific eruptions.