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

1st Edition


  • eBook ISBN 9780323035194


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.

Key Features

  • Animations and overlays demonstrate content and processes that cannot be shown on video (e.g., organs under the skin, lymph nodes, abdomen, pregnancy, transillumination of the sinuses, hydrocele, or scrotal cyst)
  • A booklet is provided with each video, containing overviews and outlines, learning objectives, discussion topics, and review questions with answers


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About the authors

Henry Seidel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Jane Ball

Affiliations and Expertise

Trauma Systems Consultant, American College of Surgeons, Gaithersburg, MD

Joyce Dains

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD