axillary fossa

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Noun1.axillary fossa - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulderaxillary fossa - 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
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Traditionally, a lymph leakage from upper extremity through the transected axillary lymphatic channels is believed to be an important factor in fluid secretion and seroma formation and postoperative arm use in acting as a pump that forces large quantities of lymph into the empty axillary fossa.
Due to the long distance between the axillary fossa (fossa axillaris) and cubital fossa, the exact location of the origin of the ABMS can be classified into four groups, following the classification of similar variants (brachioradial and superficial brachioradial arteries) proposed by Rodriguez-Niedenfuhr et al.