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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A 76 year-old female patient attended the emergency room with a 3 day-history of abdominal pain in the epigastrium which afterwards irradiated to the right hypocondrium, accompanied by emesis, nausea, asthenia, adynamia and non-quantified fever.
Klinghardt) to the epigastrium, painful sternal points, and Chapman lymphatic points between rib heads parasternally (see Figure 1).
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Placement of this tube within the stomach was verified by auscultation over the epigastrium during insufflation of 10-15 ml of air.
A gurgling sound can be heard over the epigastrium when air is injected through a tube, regardless of its size and port configuration (of course, this "auscultatory method" is not reliable).