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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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Isolated axillary lymph node metastasis from serous ovarian cancer.
Treatment of the ipsilateral breast in patient with occult primary and axillary lymph node metastasis remains controversial.
Forgoing the standard practice of axillary node dissection when sentinel nodes reveal metastasis constitutes a practice change that "would improve clinical outcomes in thousands of women each year by reducing the complications associated with axillary lymph node dissection and improving quality of life with no diminution in survival," they concluded.
Role of sonography in the diagnosis of axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer: a systematic review.
Modified radical mastectomy: One of the most common breast cancer surgeries performed (the other is lumpectomy with axillary lymph node dissection).
Sentinel lymph node biopsy results in less postoperative morbidity compared with axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer.
Complete axillary lymph node dissection was performed on all patients.
Fine needle aspiration cytology of left axillary lymph node showed only reactive lymphadenopathy.
BACKGROUND: Axillary lymph node dissection is commonly performed as part of the primary management of breast carcinoma.
Associated with these findings was a right axillary lymph node measuring 14 mm x 10 mm.
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has become the primary method to most accurately assess nodal metastasis, and completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) remains the standard treatment after identification of metastases.