Midaxillary line

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Midaxillary line
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The left side of the thorax with lines labeled
Latin linea axillaris media
Gray's p.1309
Anatomical terminology

The midaxillary line is a coronal line on the torso between the anterior axillary line and the posterior axillary line.

It is a landmark used in thoracentesis,[1] and the V6 electrode of the 10 electrode ECG.


  1. ^ Richard W. Light (1 April 2007). Pleural diseases. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 376–. ISBN 978-0-7817-6957-0. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 

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