costovertebral angle


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angle

 [ang´g'l]
the space or figure formed by two diverging lines, measured as the number of degrees one would have to be moved to coincide with the other.
acromial angle that between the head of the humerus and the clavicle.
alpha angle that formed by intersection of the visual axis with the optic axis.
buccal a's
1. the tooth angles between the buccal surface and the other surfaces of a posterior tooth; see accompanying illustration.
2. the cavity angles between the buccal wall of a tooth cavity and other walls.
cardiodiaphragmatic angle that formed by the junction of the shadows of the heart and diaphragm in posteroanterior radiographs of the heart.
cavity a's the angles formed by the junction of two or more walls of a tooth cavity, named according to the walls participating in their formation.
cavosurface angle the angle formed by the junction of a wall of a tooth cavity preparation and a surface of the crown of the tooth.
costovertebral angle the angle formed on either side of the vertebral column between the last rib and the lumbar vertebrae.
distal a's
1. the tooth angles formed between the distal surface and the other surfaces of a tooth; see accompanying illustration.
2. the cavity angles between the distal wall of a tooth cavity and other walls.
filtration angle (angle of the iris) the angle between the iris and cornea at the periphery of the anterior chamber of the eye, through which the aqueous humor readily permeates.
angle of jaw the junction of the lower edge with the posterior edge of the lower jaw.
lingual a's
1. the tooth angles formed between the lingual surface and the other surfaces of a tooth; see accompanying illustration.
2. the cavity angles between the lingual wall of a tooth cavity preparation and other walls.
angle of Louis an anatomical landmark located on the sternum; it can be felt as a notch or ridge at the top of the sternum.
mesial a's
1. the tooth angles formed between the mesial surface and other surfaces of a tooth; see accompanying illustration.
2. the cavity angles between the mesial wall of a tooth cavity and other walls.
meter angle the angle formed by intersection of the visual axis and the perpendicular bisector of the line joining the centers of rotation of the two eyes when viewing a point one meter distant (small meter angle) or the angle formed by intersection of the visual axes of the two eyes in the midline at a distance of one meter (large meter angle).
optic angle visual angle.
angle of pubis that between the pubic bones at the symphysis.
sternoclavicular angle that between the sternum and the clavicle.
tooth a's the angles formed by the junction of two or more surfaces of a tooth, named according to the surfaces participating in their formation
Tooth angles: Top, line angles; Bottom, point angles. From Dorland's, 2000.
(see accompanying illustration).
visual angle the angle between two lines passing from the edges of an object seen, through the nodal point of the eye, to the corresponding edges of the image of the object seen.

costovertebral angle (CVA),

the acute angle formed on either side between the twelfth rib and the vertebral column.

costovertebral angle (CVA)

one of two angles that outline a space over the kidneys. The angle is formed by the lateral and downward curve of the lowest rib and the vertical column of the spine itself. CVA tenderness to percussion is a common finding in pyelonephritis and other infections of the kidney and adjacent structures.
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Percussion over the costovertebral angle

cos·to·ver·te·bral an·gle

(kos'tō-vĕr'tĕ-brăl ang'gĕl)
The acute angle formed between either twelfth rib and the vertebral column.

angle

the space or figure formed by two diverging lines, measured as the number of degrees one would have to be moved to coincide with the other.

cardiodiaphragmatic angle
that formed by the junction of the shadows of the heart and diaphragm in radiographs.
costovertebral angle
the angle formed on either side of the vertebral column between the last rib and the lumbar vertebrae.
filtration angle
the angle between the iris and cornea at the periphery of the anterior chamber of the eye, through which the aqueous humor readily permeates. Called also angle of the iris.
glenoid angle
the angle of the scapula at the glenoid cavity, or ventral end, of the bone. The cranial and caudal angles are at the dorsal border of the scapula.
angle of inclination
angle of jaw
the junction of the ventral and caudal borders of the lower jaw.
nasofrontal angle
see stop.
oral lip angle
angle of union of the oral lips. Called also commissura labiorum.
sole angle
the angle formed by the inflection of the wall of the hoof to form the bars on the sole of the horse's foot. Called also angulus soleae medialis, lateralis.
References in periodicals archive ?
The common presentations in our patients were flank pain with costovertebral angle tenderness, followed by hematuria, dysuria and stenturia.
The patient did have tenderness to percussion at her left costovertebral angle and flank.