midaxillary line


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midaxillary line

[‚mid′ak·sə‚ler·ē ′līn]
(anatomy)
A perpendicular line drawn downward from the apex of the axilla.
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Lying on the anterior thoracic wall, the base of the breast extends from the second to sixth ribs vertically, and from the sternal edge to near the midaxillary line horizontally.
Intercostal drain was placed in the fourth intercostal space in the left midaxillary line.
The laser was directed in a horizontal line to the center of a one-inch reference square taped to the midaxillary line at the dancer's most inferior rib.
Urgent intercostal drainage tube was inserted in right fifth intercostal space in midaxillary line.
The CVP measurements were recorded from the fourth costal cartilage intersection point with the midaxillary line taken as a reference point.
This is done by placing the transducer slightly in front of the right midaxillary line between the 7th and 8th costal margins.
0 cm) in the midaxillary line, the retroperitoneal space was entered.
The thoracostomy tube is inserted above either the 5th or 6th rib along the midaxillary line, and connected to an underwater seal apparatus and suction.
Four locations were tested during these mapping tests, and the first three locations used electrodes in a straight line with equal separation between electrodes: (1) along the midaxillary line, a line that is parallel and approximately 10 cm ventral to the vertebra; the four bilateral electrodes were placed from the seventh rib interspace to the third lumbar area (Figure 1); (2) along a line 4 cm dorsal to the midaxillary line; (3) along the rostral edge of costal margin that separates the ribs from the abdomen, the line included three electrodes along the margin and the fourth dorsal to the margin; (4) a box arrangement was used with two electrodes ventral and two electrodes dorsal and placement of these electrodes was in the midlateral abdominal area.
The waist circumference (WC) was measured in duplicate horizontally at a point immediately above the iliac crest on the midaxillary line in minimal breathing with an accuracy of 0.
Three ports approach was frequently used with a 10 mm port for 0deg rigid telescope inserted in midaxillary line in fifth to seventh intercostals space, a 5/10 mm port for posterior instrument inserted in third to fourth intercostals space just lateral to scapula, and a 10 mm port for anterior instruments in the anterior axillary line in third/fourth intercostals space.