Axilla sentence example
- Arising as a long tendon from the sterno-scapular ligament, it passes the axilla by means of a fibrous pulley, accompanies the axillary vessels and nerves along the humerus, and is inserted by a few fleshy fibres on the base of the last two or three cubital quills.
- As an established minimally invasive technique, sentinel node biopsy is a very accurate means of staging the axilla for early breast cancer.
- It forms the anterior wall and fold of the axilla, extending to attach to the proximal humerus.
- The commonest seat is the groin, and next to that the axilla; the cervical, submaxillary and femoral glands are less frequently affected.