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axilla

[ak′sil·ə]
(anatomy)
The depression between the arm and the thoracic wall; the armpit.
(botany)
An axil.
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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.
The skin is denuded with signs of superficial desquamation in the neck fold, axillae, flexural arm surfaces, hands, and in the perineal and perianal areas.
Ultrasonogram of the breasts and axillae was conducted, which showed a single discrete lump in both enlarged axillary tails and normal breasts.
17] In this study women with small breast cancers and clinically negative axillae underwent BCS.
He demonstrated classic Gottron's lesions on both hands, subcutaneous calcinosis in both axillae and groins, and a shawl sign on the back of his neck, associated with a diffuse erythematous, poikilodermatous and sclerodermoid rash, with atrophic skin involving the face, arms, forearms and legs.
His coverage includes treatments for migraine, facial spasms, drooling, lingual and cervical dystonia, spasticity or dystonia in the upper extremities, including adducted thumbs and writer's cramp, spasticity or dystonia in the lower extremities, including the valgus foot and extended knee, pain syndromes ranging from myofascial pain and thoracic outlet syndrome to neuropathic cutaneous pain and lateral epicondylitis, and hyperhidrosis of the forehead and scalp, axillae, palms, residual limbs and feet.
However, the culprit was most likely not those ever-uncovered axillae but a prep cook who was infected.
This level of agreement is expected since the same site was used for both the reference and test device and both were placed in contralateral axillae at the same time.
We treated a 47-year-old man who had fibrotic lesions on the left vocal fold and an extensive amount of papillomatous lesions on the mucosa of the lips, tongue, and pharyngeal wall and on the skin of the axillae and buttocks.
If the axillae were too high to reach, he recommended using a blunt hook in the axilla to draw forth the impacted child.
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.