medial (to)

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medial (to)

in anatomy, describes position of a structure as nearer to the middle of the body, in the coronal (side-to-side) plane, when in the anatomical position. Opposite of lateral.
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The skin incision for this approach is longitudinal and can be created directly over the center of the knee or just medial to the midline, pending surgeon preference.
4 An anteromedial incision was made from 4 cm medial to the patella and extending over the midportion of the tibia 8 cm distal to the joint line.
The clefts were extending from philtral regions upwards undermining the alar bases to the medial canthal areas bilaterally, medial to the punctums.
Medial to the scar band, the canal was filled with fibrous tissue.
I prefer to remove the medial eminence with an osteotome oriented in distal to proximal direction just medial to the sulcus.
The presence of such an additional branch from the lateral cord contributing to the formation of median nerve and its unusual relation of being medial to the axillary artery may be of immense clinical interest to neurologists diagnosing nerve lesions and surgeons who are exposed to the topographical anatomy of the neural structures during radical neck dissection.
The origins of the twin lateral roots were just medial to the origin of musculocutaneous nerve.
Tilt was considered congruent, conversely, when contact appeared to be present throughout the articulation, from medial to lateral.
Clinically, the diagnosis of an osteoma arising medial to the EAC isthmus was made.
The sphenoid sinus ostium was located just medial to the inferior portion of the supreme turbinate.
As the passage of the weightbearing axis was changed from the medial to the lateral compartment by valgus osteotomy, the M/L ratio was decreased, which was interpreted to mean a decrease in osteosclerosis of the medial compartment.
She now complained of pain and pressure medial to the left eye, epiphora, and intermittent purulent lacrimal drainage.

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