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axillary

 [ak´sĭ-lar″e]
of or pertaining to the armpit.

ax·il·lar·y

(ak'sil-ār'ē),
Relating to the axilla.
Synonym(s): alar (2)

axillary

(ăk′sə-lĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Anatomy Of, relating to, or located near the axilla.
2. Botany Of, relating to, or located in an axil: axillary bud.
n.
Variant of axillar.

ax·il·lar·y

(ak'sil-ār-ē)
Relating to the axilla.
Synonym(s): alar (2) .

axillary

Pertaining to all the structures lying in the AXILLA, such as the axillary lymph nodes.

axillary

(of plant structures) arising in the angle of a leaf or bract.

Axillary

Located in or near the armpit.
Mentioned in: Mastectomy

axillary

of or pertaining to the armpit.

axillary lymph node
buried deeply between the shoulder muscles and the chest wall; palpable in the living animal only when significantly enlarged and hard.
axillary nerve
see Table 14.
axillary nerve lesion
characterized by atrophy of the deltoid muscle.
axillary nodular necrosis
small, round, hard nodules at the girth or near the axilla in horses.

Patient discussion about axillary

Q. A lump in my armpit Hi, Last week after the shower I found a small painful lump in my right groin. I went to see a doctor and he prescribed me some antibiotics. I’ve been taking it for 5 days and the lump is still there. I’m 31, usually healthy and work-out in the gym regularly, don’t smoke or use drugs and don’t take any medications. Is that dangerous? Should I go and see another doctor?

A. What you describe sounds like enlarged lymph node. The first diagnosis that’s suspected in such case is an infection that makes it painful. The antibiotics you take need several more days to act, so currently it doesn’t sound suspicious. If the lump persist, it’d be wise to consult you doctor

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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Diagnosis of axillary nodal metastases by ultrasound-guided core biopsy in primary operable breast cancer.
Detailed pathologic examination of axillary SLNs with serial sectioning and H&E and CK IHC has resulted in increased rates of detection of MM and ITCs for breast cancer patients.
Intramammary or axillary lymph node enlargement can also occur, and ill-defined or spiculated nodal margins show a significant association with malignancy (2).
Axillary dissection at an advanced age is a significant risk factor for the development of lymphedema (7,23,29,30), and advanced age was also found to be a significant risk factor for the development of lymphedema on both univariate and multivariate analyses in our study.
Axillary lipogranuloma mimicking carcinoma metastasis after silicone breast implant rupture: a case report.
Oral versus axillary temperatures in human volunteers.
It is unlikely that the axillary metastatic disease is secondary to the contra-lateral extensive high grade DCIS.
Unilateral axillary adenopathy is most frequently due to local inflammation, infection or trauma, and resolves with appropriate treatment.
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the right axillary mass done in a private clinic was reported as metastatic adenocarcinoma, strongly suspicious of infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast.
having at least one axillary bud were collected from plants growing on the botanical garden of Azerbaijan, Tabriz, Iran.
COMPLICATIONS OF AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION FOR CARCINOMA OF THE BREAST: A REPORT BASED ON A PATIENT SURVEY.