Roll over mouse to demonstrate axilla
The space between the upper part of the upper arm laterally and the upper part of the chest wall medially. Its walls are as follows
The anterior wall is muscular and made up of the following muscles
Posterior wall is made up of the following muscles
Lateral wall is made up of the upper part of humerus and conjoint muscles of coracobrachialis and short head of biceps brachii.
Base: The base of the axilla is formed simply by the axillary fascia.
It contains the following
BONES: Upper four ribs and costal cartilage
|Elementary dissector||Advanced dissector|
|Pectoral locator||Pectoral rotator||Pectoral assembler|
DIGITAL LOCATOR OF PECTORAL REGION: Layer 1- skin; Layer 2- superficial fascia, including breast; Layer 3 deep fascia; Layer 4- superficial musclea; Layer 5, intermediate muscles, Layer 6- deep muscles; Layer 7- pectoral joints; Layer 8- layer of bones. Rollover mouse to label; click to display.
Surgical approach to axilla
Putti-Platt procedure to shoulder
See body map