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Medial triangular space

Assoc Prof Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The medial (or upper) triangular space is a communication between the axilla and the posterior scapula region. It should not be confused with the similarly named lateral (lower) triangular space.

Gross anatomy

It is a medially pointing triangle with a base laterally and apex inferomedially.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 29715
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Upper triangular space
  • Medial axillary foramen

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: medial triangular space
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