anterior layer of rectus sheath

an·te·ri·or lay·er of rec·tus sheath

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the portion of the rectus sheath that lies anterior to the muscle, consisting in its upper two thirds of contributions from the aponeuroses of the external and internal oblique muscles, and in its lower third (below the arcuate line) of contributions from the aponeuroses of all three muscles of the anterolateral abdominal wall.
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4) The skin and anterior layer of rectus sheath were incised and rectus muscle was retracted laterally and posterior layer of rectus sheath was incised in the same plane as that of anterior rectus sheath.
Paramedian incision: The peritoneum, endoabdominal fascia, posterior layer of rectus sheath, the medial fibers of rectus abdominis muscle and anterior layer of rectus sheath were sutured as a single layer.
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