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fingerbreadth

A clinical “ruler” for evaluating certain landmarks—e.g., the size of the liver based on the number of fingerbreadths from right costal margin.

fingerbreadth

Physical exam A clinical ruler for evaluating certain landmarks–eg the size of the liver based on the fingerbreadths from right costal margin
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(2004b) also found a shortened vaginal length ([less than or equal to] 6 cm) and wide genital hiatus (4 fingerbreadths) to be predictive of unsuccessful pessary fitting.
The suture is placed around the sacrospinous ligament approximately two fingerbreadths medial to the ischial spine, with care given to avoid injury to the pudendal neurovascular bundle (Fig.
The entry point of the Steinmann pins is noted to be three to four fingerbreadths anterolateral to the PSIS, along a line drawn between the ASIS and the PSIS.
From the medial border of the coracoid process measure 2 of the patient's fingerbreadths medially and 2 inferiorly onto the upper border of the pectoralis minor muscle in the delto-pectoral groove.
He provided detailed descriptions of the salivary glands, the liver (including the hepatic portal system, the significance of which he recognised) and the pancreas, as well as the first part of the small intestine which he named the duodenum ('twelve fingerbreadths').
The surgeon creates a pocket, inserts the device about two fingerbreadths below the clavicle, and fastens it to underlying tissue using nonabsorbable sutures (Mieszcanska et al., 2001).
Physical examination was notable for a palpable spleen 5 fingerbreadths below the left costal margin.
Many of them have to go over and feel it, the chill extending several fingerbreadths above the surface.
Headaches after head trauma can be frequently helped with COT along with injections in Bladder 10, two fingerbreadths off each side of the occipital notch.
Measurement of mandibular length from mentum to hyoid should be at least 6 cm or 3 fingerbreadths. It helps in assessing the capacity of the mandibular space to accommodate the tongue on laryngoscopy.