Arteries of the Axilla

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Branches of the Axillary Artery:

First:

• Superior to pectoralis minor muscle (up to first rib).

• The superior thoracic artery.

Second:

• Posterior (deep) to pectoralis minor muscle.

• The thoraco-acromial and lateral thoracic arteries.

Third:

• Inferior to pectoralis minor muscle.

• Subscapular, anterior and posterior circumflex humeral.

Note: the first part of the axillary artery gives off one branch. The second part gives off two branches and the third part gives off three branches. There is an alternate way of specifying the sub-parts of the axillary artery. The results are the same.

Parts of the Axillary Artery:

First:

• From lateral border of first rib to superior border of pectoralis minor.

Second:

• Deep to the pectoralis minor.

Third:

• Inferolateral to pectoralis minor.

Chapters on Shoulder Anatomy:

1. Arteries of the Axilla
2. Arteries of the Shoulder Girdle
3. Axillary Artery Aneurysm
4. Axillary Fat and Fascia
5. Axillary Nerve Block
6. Bones and Fractures of the Upper Limb
7. Boundaries of the Axilla
8. Breast Cancer and Axillary Lymph Nodes
9. Erb-Duchenne Palsy
10. Joints of the Shoulder Girdle
11. Klumpke's Paralysis
12. Lymph Nodes of the Axilla
13. Muscles of the Axilla
14. Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle
15. Notes on Shoulder Bursae
16. Roots and Trunks of the Brachial Plexus
17. Winged Scapula in Computer Programmer
18. Transient Axillary Paralysis
19. Variation of Brachial Plexus Structure
20. Veins of the Axilla

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