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 [ak-sil´ah] (pl. axil´lae) (L.)
the armpit.


(ak-sil'a) plural.axillae [L. axilla, armpit] Armpit.

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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This study sought to evaluate the performance of two precision phase change thermometers when compared with glass-mercury thermometers used in the axillae of neonates.
Subsequently, the biopsy samples taken from the skin of the axillae and buttocks were also submitted for histo-pathologic examination.
CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old woman presented with reticulate hyperpigmented skin lesions over the face, chest, back, axillae and flexures since 5 years.
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.
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Additional laboratory tests are not needed if the presentation is consistent with PFH that involves the axillae, palms, soles, or face.
A 30-year-old male presented to dermatology clinic in 2009 with a one-year history of painful skin lesions with a pus discharge that were recurrent at the beginning and then became persistent in both axillae.
CASE REPORT: 29 year old male came to our hospital for chronic discharge in his axillae and perineal region for 2 yrs.
Moruzzi's advice to identify the position of the posterior and anterior axillae early to help guide the choice of intervention.
A 26-year-old female presented with 3-year history of recurrent scaly, exudative, erythematous lesions involving sides of neck, axillae, inframammary region and groins.
The sites of predilection for vitiligo vulgaris are the fingers and wrists, axillae and groin, and body orifices, such as the mouth, eyes, and genitals.
In eruptive syringoma a rare variant first described by Jacquet and Darier in 1887 the lesions occurred in successive crops on the anterior chest neck upper abdomen axillae and the periumbilical region at puberty or during childhood.