Mosby's Physical Examination Video Series: DVD 9: Breasts and Axillae, Version 2


  • Henry Seidel, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Jane Ball, RN, DrPH, CPNP, DPNAP, Trauma Systems Consultant, American College of Surgeons, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Joyce Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, DPNAP, Associate Profesor and Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director; Manager, Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
  • G. William Benedict, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

This 13 minute video shows the steps needed to examine the breasts and axillae, including the proper use of equipment. With the patient seated, it demonstrates how to inspect the patient's breasts in four positions and how to palpate the breasts and axillae. With the patient supine, it shows various patterns for completing palpation of the breasts. The video highlights expected findings and alerts the viewer to selected variations in pediatric and geriatric patients. In addition, it emphasizes the importance of patient teaching regarding breast self-examination.


Published: March 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03519-4


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