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Axillary arch in human: common morphology and variety. Definition of "clinical" axillary arch and its classification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17910401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this work the authors summarize the extensive information available concerning the best-known variant muscular structure in the region of the human axilla--the axillary arch. Emphasis has been placed on the common morphology and variety of the axillary arches. From the anatomical descriptions, the authors extract the characteristics of a group of "typical" axillary arches and also noted the descriptions of a group of "unusual" axillary arches found in the recent literature. The axillary arch terminology, incidence in human population, innervation and origin are discussed. The clinical significance of the axillary arch is presented briefly and the need of a new concept for the axillary arch is stated. In conclusion, for the purpose of clinical practice, a new term--"clinical" axillary arch is defined, and its proper clinically oriented classification is presented.
Authors:
L Jelev; G P Georgiev; L Surchev
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft     Volume:  189     ISSN:  0940-9602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Anat.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-03     Completed Date:  2007-10-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963897     Medline TA:  Ann Anat     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Medical University Sofia, blvd. Sv. Georgi Sofiiski 1, BG-1431 Sofia, Bulgaria.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Axilla / anatomy & histology*,  innervation,  physiology
Cadaver
Humans
Muscle, Skeletal / anatomy & histology,  pathology
Tendons / anatomy & histology

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