axillary lines


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axillary lines

The anterior axillary line, the midaxillary line, or the posterior axillary line – imaginary lines that extend in parallel down the side of the body from the axilla.
See also: line
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Two more additional ports were placed on the fifth intercostal space in the anterior and the posterior axillary lines. The samples of the pleural fluid were taken for microbiological examination and 1200m1 of pleural fluid were drained.
Other port sites were varied according to the cyst location but were usually placed in the epigastrium (10 mm) and in the midclavicular line and anterior axillary lines (5 mm).
A 10 mm working port was inserted below the xiphoid process and directed to the left of the falciform ligament, and two lateral 5 mm subcostal ports were placed in the left mid-clavicular and left anterior axillary lines in mirror-image positions to normal port placement.