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 [ak-sil´ah] (pl. axil´lae) (L.)
the armpit.
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(ak-sil'a) plural.axillae [L. axilla, armpit] Armpit.
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Axilla (plural, axillae)

The medical term for the armpit.
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Patient discussion about axillae

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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The third swab surface sample was extracted from axillae of the same subject four hours after application of NEU-STIC, which also showed 100 aerobic bacteria count/inch (2) and 1-3 yeast-mold-fungi count/inch (2).
Epidermal cysts are benign subcutaneous nodules that occur most often on hair-bearing skin, such as the scalp, face, scrotum, and axillae (Fig.
To the best of our knowledge, the occurrence of physiological striae atrophicae of adolescence isolated to the axillae and proximal arms has very rarely been reported.
In addition, there were papillomatous lesions with pigmentation on the axillae (figure 2) and buttocks.
A 33-year-old male presented with complaints of itchy, raised, malodorous lesions over the axillae, external genitalia and perianal area of four years duration.
Patients with many of the above special cases, and with clinically and ultrasonographically negative axillae, should undergo SLNB under the direction of an experienced surgeon, so that those among them who have negative node disease can be spared the substantial morbidity of more extensive axillary surgery.
Glaser marks the perimeter of the axillae and draws points for injection targets every 1.5-2 cm, which is 10-15 injection sites for an averagesized underarm.
Additional laboratory tests are not needed if the presentation is consistent with PFH that involves the axillae, palms, soles, or face.
Caption: Familial benign chronic pemphigus lesions commonly affect the neck, axillae, and flexures.
We report a case of non-familial nevus comedonicus affecting both axillae and ears only in a 24-year-old lady without any other anomalies.
CASE REPORT: 29 year old male came to our hospital for chronic discharge in his axillae and perineal region for 2 yrs.
Rather, we insert a finger into the vagina to identify the fetal axillae, first anteriorly and then posteriorly.