Axillary arch | definition of axillary arch by Medical dictionary
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an anomalous muscle or tendinous slip that passes across the axilla from the pectoralis major to insert with the latissimus dorsi onto the humerus. Thought to be a vestige of the panniculus carnosus muscle of lower mammals.
An anomalous muscular slip across the axilla, between the pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscles.
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Aziz's report of bilateral axillary arch muscle in a case of trisomy 13 and aneuploidy (trisomy 18), the variant AAM, was found along with other supernumerary muscles, a regular feature found in monkeys and great apes.
The axillary arch muscle (Langer's muscle): clinical importance.
The morphology and clinical importance of the axillary arch
This report deals with dissecting the axillary region of a 41 year-old male cadaver in which we observed a muscular axillary arch
was innervated by a single nerve branch of pectoral loop.