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Axillary sheath
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Axillary artery and its branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax (axillary sheath not labeled, but region is visible)
Gray's p.586
Anatomical terminology

The axillary sheath is a fibrous sheath that encloses the first portion of the axillary artery, together with the axillary vein and the brachial plexus. It is an extension of the prevertebral fascia of the deep cervical fascia.

A brachial plexus nerve block can be achieved by injecting anaesthetic into this area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ay; Akinci, M.; Sayin, M.; Bektas, U.; Tekdemir, I.; Elhan, A. (2007). "The axillary sheath and single-injection axillary block". Clinical Anatomy 20 (1): 57–63. doi:10.1002/ca.20270. PMID 16372345.  edit

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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