Hypogastrium

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Hypogastrium
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Surface lines of the front of the thorax and abdomen.
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Front view of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. a. Median plane. b b. Lateral planes. c c. Trans tuberculllar plane. d d. Subcostal plane. e e. Transpyloric plane.
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Identifiers
Latinregio hypogastrica, regio pubica
TA98A01.2.04.007
TA2263
FMA14602
Anatomical terminology

The hypogastrium (also called the hypogastric region or suprapubic region) is a region of the abdomen located below the umbilical region.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The roots of the word hypogastrium mean "below the stomach"; the roots of suprapubic mean "above the pubic bone".

Boundaries[edit]

The upper limit is the umbilicus while the pubis bone constitutes its lower limit. The lateral boundaries are formed are drawing straight lines through the midway between the anterior superior iliac spine and symphisis pubis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lackie, J; Nation, B (2019). A Dictionary of Biomedicine (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780191829116.
  2. ^ Public domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text in the public domain from page 1149 of  the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)


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