Axillary fold - Plica axillaris

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The axillary fold (plica axillaris) is the skin fold situated at the caudal aspect of the thoracic limb immediately proximal to the elbow. It has medial and lateral attachments to the front limb and dorsal and ventral attachments to the body wall.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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