Transpyloric plane

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Transpyloric plane
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Surface lines of the front of the thorax and abdomen. (Transpyloric is top horizontal line.)
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Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for duodenum, pancreas, and kidneys.
Details
Identifiers
Latinplanum transpyloricum
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Anatomical terminology
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An upper transverse line also known as Addison's Plane, located halfway between the jugular notch and the upper border of the pubic symphysis. It is also said to lie roughly a hand's breadth beneath the xiphoid process of the human sternum. The plane in most cases cuts through the pylorus of the stomach, the tips of the ninth costal cartilages and the lower border of the first lumbar vertebra.

Structures crossed

The transpyloric plane is clinically notable because it passes through several important abdominal structures. These include:

Images

See also

References

  1. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine - Abdomen Objectives
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Unless else specified in list, then ref is: Bålens ytanatomi (surface anatomy). Godfried Roomans, Mats Hjortberg and Anca Dragomir. Institution for Anatomy, Uppsala. 2008.
  3. indyspinemd.com coloredSpine.jpg

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