epigastrium


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epigastrium

 [ep″ĭ-gas´tre-um]
the upper and middle region of the abdomen, located within the sternal angle. adj., adj epigas´tric.

ep·i·gas·tric re·gion

[TA]
the region of the abdomen located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane. (TA lists this term as synonymous with epigastric fossa.
Synonym(s): epigastrium [TA], regio epigastrica

epigastrium

/epi·gas·tri·um/ (ep″ĭ-gas´tre-um) the upper and middle region of the abdomen, located within the sternal angle.epigas´tric

epigastrium

(ĕp′ĭ-găs′trē-əm)
n. pl. epigas·tria (-trē-ə)
The upper middle region of the abdomen.

ep′i·gas′tric (-trĭk) adj.

epigastrium

ep·i·gas·tric re·gion

(ep'i-gas'trik rē'jŭn) [TA]
The region of the abdomen located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane.
Synonym(s): epigastrium.

epigastrium

The central upper region of the abdomen. Epigastric pain is a feature of duodenitis or duodenal ulcer.

epigastrium

the cranial and middle region of the abdomen, located within the sternal angle.
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At the time of admission her general condition was good, although she reported abdominal discomfort and there was a hard mass in the epigastrium.
Abdominal examination was unremarkable except for tenderness in the epigastrium and both hypochondrial regions.
Examination revealed a tender right upper quadrant and epigastrium, with no evidence of peritonitis and normal bowel sounds.
The pain worsened and became more localised to the epigastrium and left upper quadrant.
The rest of his general examination was unremarkable, except for a soft, tender epigastrium.
Abdomen: Soft and tender in epigastrium and right and left upper quadrants.
The pylorus is identifiable in the epigastrium or the right upper quadrant and results in intermittent emptying of the stomach.
Placement of this tube within the stomach was verified by auscultation over the epigastrium during insufflation of 10-15 ml of air.
4 mm wide, gray in color, with black, thin setae; epigastrium more sclerotized than in females.
At 72 h after presentation, the patient experienced new-onset chest pain, described as a burning pain in the left shoulder, arm, and epigastrium.
The patient primarily had pain and distress in epigastrium and back.
Physical examination revealed slight jaundice and an abdominal mass palpable in the epigastrium.