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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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Cytologically proven axillary lymph node metastases are eradicated in patients receiving preoperative chemotherapy with concurrent trastuzumab for HER2-positive breast cancer.
157 DM: diabetes mellitus; HT: hypertension; CAD: coronary artery disease; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; RD: rheumatoid disease NCT: neo-adjuvant chemotherapy; IDC: invasive ductal carcinoma; ILC: invasive lobular carcinoma; ER: estrogen receptor; PR: progesterone receptor; HER-2: human epidermal growth factor-2; BCS: breast-conserving surgery; MRM: modified radical mastectomy; ALND: axillary lymph node dissection; SLNB: sentinel lymph node biopsy; LN: lymph node
And the R2* values in patients with axillary lymph node metastasis were significantly more than the R2* values in patients without axillary lymph node metastasis.
New information prompts old question: is sentinel lymph node sampling equivalent to axillary lymph node dissection?
Postmortem sampling included skin lesions found on the left thorax, axillary lymph nodes, lungs, spleen, liver, and bone marrow.
Culture and PCR of the left axillary lymph nodes and gastric juice were performed, and both were negative.
2,3] The finding of lymph node metastases can be followed by axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for local control at the same time as definitive breast surgery.
A 67-year-old male patient presented with an enlarged right axillary lymph node and had no clinical history of previous malignancy.
Fine needle aspiration of breast mass and left axillary lymph node was advised.
Histopathological examination of axillary lymph node revealed extensive effacement of architecture with numerous epithelioid cell granulomas having central polymorphic collection and nuclear debris and scattered multinucleated giant cells (Figure 4).