Posterior axillary fold

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Posterior axillary fold
Deep muscles of the chest and front of the arm, with the boundaries of the axilla.

The posterior axillary fold is a compound structure consisting of the latissimus dorsi and teres major muscles.[1]

It forms a portion of the border of the axilla.

It can descend after weight loss.[2]


  1. ^ lesson3axilla at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  2. ^ Hurwitz; Neavin, T. (2007). "Body contouring of the arms and brachioplasty". Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefasse : Organ der V... 39 (3): 168–172. doi:10.1055/s-2007-965236. PMID 17602378.  edit