axillary fold


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ax·il·lar·y fold

one of the folds of skin and muscular tissue bounding the axilla anteriorly and posteriorly.
Synonym(s): plica axillaris

axillary fold

Two ridges of skin-covered muscle along the sides of the chest where the under side of each arm meets the shoulder. The anterior axillary fold is formed by the lateral edge of the pectoralis major muscle; the posterior axillary fold is formed by the lateral edges of the latissimus dorsi and teres major muscles.
See also: fold
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The graft was placed in the left axillary fold subcutaneous space under local anaesthesia.
Bhattacharya N, Mukherjee KL, Chhetri MK, Banerjee T, Bhattacharya S, Ghosh AB, Bhattacharya M, " An Unique Experience with Human Pre-immune (12 Weeks) and Hypo-immune (16 Weeks) Fetal Thymus Transplant in a Vascular Subcutaneous Axillary Fold in Patients with Advanced Cancer--A Report of Two Cases", European Journal of Gynecological Oncology, 4th issue, 2001 (in press).
Bhattacharya N, Mukherjee KL, Chettri MK, Banerjee T, Bhattacharya S, Ghosh AB, Bhattacharya M, "A Unique Experience with Human Pre-immune (12 weeks) and Hypo-immune (16 weeks) Fetal Thymus Transplant in a Vascular Subcutaneous Axillary Fold in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Report of Two Cases", European Journal of Gynecological Oncology, vol.