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Axillary arch in Bulgarian population: clinical significance of the arches.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16838267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to study the incidence of the axillary arch in the Bulgarian population, we examined the axillary regions of 56 formol-carbol fixed human cadavers and observed two cases with a unilateral axillary arch. In the first case, the variant structure was situated on the right side of a 58-year-old female cadaver. The axillary arch extended from the lateral border of the latissimus dorsi to the posterior layer of the pectoralis major tendon. In the second case, the axillary arch was found on the left side of a 63-year-old male cadaver and had the same attachment points as in the first case. The innervation and blood supply of the arches are discussed. We have also reviewed extensive information concerning the clinical importance of the axillary arch, and for the first time, it was summarized clearly for clinicians. The summary consists of three parts: "diagnosis" of the axillary arch by physical investigation or imaging techniques; the axillary arch and surgical interventions in the region of the axilla; the axillary arch as an entrapment site for the axillary vessels and nerves.
G P Georgiev; L Jelev; L Surchev
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-12     Completed Date:  2007-04-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Medical University Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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MeSH Terms
Axilla / anatomy & histology*,  innervation,  surgery
Medical Errors / prevention & control
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / anatomy & histology*
Nerve Compression Syndromes / pathology

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