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What is the nurse assessing when performing a breast assessment on a client and palpating along the inner aspect of the humerus?



A. Central axillary nodes
B. Subscapular nodes
C. Pectoral nodes
D. Brachial (lateral axillary) nodes

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Ch16 Breasts and Axillae
Asked by Henry, Last updated: Apr 22, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Brachial (lateral axillary) nodes-lymph nodes drain lymph from the breast and axillae and return it to the bloodstream. the lateral axillary (brachial) nodes are included in the breast assessment and are located along the inner aspect of the humerus. the central axillary nodes are located high in the axilla. the subscapular nodes are located along the inner aspect of the latissimus dorsi muscle. the pectoral nodes lie inside the pectoral fold in the axilla. nursing process step: assessment cognitive level: application client need: physiological integrity
 

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