epigastric region

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a plane with more or less definite boundaries; called also regio. adj., adj re´gional.
abdominal r's the areas into which the anterior surface of the abdomen is divided, including the epigastric, hypochondriac (right and left), iliac (right and left), lumbar (right and left), hypogastric, and umbilical.
Nine abdominopelvic regions. From Applegate, 2000.
See illustration.
AN region the area of the heart where the atrial fibers merge with the atrioventricular node.
anal region the part of the perineal region that surrounds the anus.
axillary region the area of the upper chest surrounding the axilla, lateral to the pectoral region.
epigastric region the abdominal region that is superior and central in location, above the umbilical region and between the two hypochondriac regions.
facial region that comprising the various anatomical regions of the face, divided into buccal (side of oral cavity), infraorbital (below eye), mental (chin), nasal (nose), oral (lips), orbital (eye), parotid (angle of jaw), and zygomatic (cheek bone) regions.
H region the area of the bundle of His from its connection with the atrioventricular node to its branching portion.
homology r's looped structures, comprising approximately 100 amino acid residues and fastened by disulfide bonds, that show similarities in primary structure from one region to another. They represent the building blocks or units of immunoglobulin molecules.
hypochondriac region either of the abdominal regions that are in superior lateral locations, one on the left (left hypochondriac region) and one on the right (right hypochondriac region) of the epigastric region; called also hypochondrium.
hypogastric region suprapubic region.
I region that part of the major histocompatibility complex where immune response genes are present.
iliac region inguen.
inframammary region the part of the pectoral region inferior to the breast, bordered inferiorly by the hypochondriac region of the abdomen.
inguinal region inguen.
lateral region either of the abdominal regions that are in central lateral locations, one to the left (left lateral region) and one to the right (right lateral region) of the umbilical region; called also flank and lumbar region.
lateral pectoral region the most lateral part of the pectoral region, bounded laterally by the axillary region.
lumbar region
1. the region of the back lying lateral to the lumbar vertebrae. See also loin.
mammary region the part of the pectoral region surrounding the mammary gland.
N region [nodal region] the region of the atrioventricular node consisting of the body of the node.
NH region [nodal-His region] the area where the atrioventricular node becomes the bundle of His.
pectoral region the aspect of the chest overlying the pectoralis major muscle, subdivided into the lateral pectoral, mammary, and inframammary regions.
pelvic region suprapubic region.
perineal region the region underlying the pelvic outlet, subdivided into the anal and urogenital regions.
precordial region the part of the anterior surface of the body covering the heart and the pit of the stomach.
presternal region the region of the thorax overlying the sternum, bounded laterally by the pectoral regions.
pubic region suprapubic region.
suprapubic region the abdominal region that is inferior and central in location, below the umbilical region and between the two iliac(inguinal) regions; called also hypogastric or pelvic region.
umbilical region the abdominal region that is most central in location, surrounding the umbilicus; it is bounded laterally by the two lateral or lumbar regions, superiorly by the epigastric region, and inferiorly by the suprapubic or hypogastric region.
urogenital region the part of the perineal region that surrounds the external genital organs and the urethral orifice,
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ep·i·gas·tric re·gion

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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16-17): circular petiolar sclerite extending dorsally and ventrally (forming anterior sclerite); extending ventrally to cover entire epigastric region; extending dorsally to cover anterior face of abdomen.
Generally, pain at the epigastric region or upper-left quadrant is experienced.
The pain radiated towards the epigastric region. On physical examination she appeared uncomfortable, pressing her hand against her right subcostal region.
Abdominal examinations showed tenderness in epigastric region. No sinus, scar or dilated veins.
He was discrete sensitive to palpation in the epigastric region and the liver was slightly increased in volume (13 cm on the medioclavicular line) and had slightly higher consistency.Biological samples showed pancytopenia posi-tive inflammatory tests slight decrease in serum cholinesterase and albumin; there were normal: creatinine transaminases immunoelectrophoresis and HBs antigen and anti-HCV antibodies were absent.
On the CT, the cecum was found in the epigastric region, along with an inflamed appendix.
A 14 years old girl was admitted to the hospital with chief complaint of pain in epigastric region since last 1 year and the pain having increased in severity since previous 2 days.
A 60 year-old man presented to the emergency department with history of generalized abdominal pain for 5 days starting from the epigastric region, vomiting and not passing stool and flatus.
On physical examination, a small, firm, 2-cm sized mass was revealed over the 5th rib near the epigastric region. There were no abnormalities in the laboratory tests and the tumor was excised with a written consent form taken from the patient.
A 15-month-old boy presented to our hospital with visible swelling in the epigastric region and decreased oral intake for the previous 2 weeks.
Per abdomen examination elicited tenderness in the right hypochondrium and epigastric region. Liver was palpable about 6 cm below the costal margin.
Physical examination showed no abdominal mass, but local tenderness with rebounding pain over epigastric region was observed.