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