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hypochondrium

 [hi″po-kon´dre-um] (pl. hypochon´dria)
the upper abdominal region on either side, just below the thorax; called also hypochondriac region. adj., adj hypochon´�drial.
Left and right hypochondrium (hypochondriac region). From Lammon et al., 1995.

hy·po·chon·dri·ac re·gion

the region on each side of the abdomen covered by the costal cartilages; it is lateral to the epigastric region.
Synonym(s): hypochondrium [TA], regio hypochondriaca

hypochondrium

/hy·po·chon·dri·um/ (hi″po-kon´dre-um) pl. hypochon´dria   the upper lateral abdominal region, overlying the costal cartilages, on either side of the epigastrium.hypochon´drial

hypochondrium

(hī′pə-kŏn′drē-əm)
n. pl. hypochon·dria (-drē-ə)
The upper lateral region of the abdomen, marked by the lower ribs.

hypochondrium

hypochondrium

The region of the abdomen immediately below the cartilages that join the lower ribs on either side to the breastbone. The term, literally, means ‘below the cartilages’.

hypochondrium

the cranial abdominal region on either side of the costal arch.
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Our patient was a 40-year-old female who presented with gastric complaints and discomfort in the left hypochondrium.
CECT abdomen revealed large peripherally enhancing mass 84 x 52 x 87mm mass arising from left lobe of liver extending from left hypochondrium to left iliac fossa with specks of hyperdense areas suggestive of calcifications were noted [Figure 1].
On further exploration a solitary abscess cavity is found on left lobe of liver which is found on left hypochondrium.
The differential diagnosis which came to our mind were pseudocyst of pancreas, cystadenoma of pancreas, cystadenocarcinoma of pancreas, omental cyst, hydatid cyst of liver, simple cyst of liver and lump originating from left adrenal gland as the mass presented over the epigastrium and left hypochondrium.
On abdominal examination, there was a non-tender, irregular cystic mass moving with respiration and occupying whole of the left hypochondrium and lumbar region reaching upto umbilicus and extending 8 cm from Lt.
Abdominal examination revealed tenderness in the left hypochondrium and lumbar region.
Her abdomen was tender in the epigastric region, left hypochondrium and left renal angle.
Clinical examination revealed lower abdominal distension with 16 x 13 oval mass at right Hypochondrium.
Clinical examination revealed a tender Right hypochondrium and positive Murphy's sign and made the diagnosis of cholecystitis.
A 38 years female farmer presented with dull aching pain and gradually increasing Lump in Right Hypochondrium, Epigastrium, Left Hypochondrium and Left Lumber region over 11/2 years.
CASE REPORT: 65 yrs old lady was admitted in this hospital with chief complain of pain in the right hypochondrium for last 4 months and a swelling in the right hypochondrium.
Per abdominal examination reveals generalised abdominal distension from pelvis up to xyphisternum with a demarcation line crossing obliquely from pubic symphysis up to left hypochondrium.