inferior pole

in·fe·ri·or pole

[TA]
for a structure having a vertically oriented long axis, the point at the lower end of the axis, nearest the soles of the feet; the lowest point of a structure's surface. See: inferior pole of kidney, lower pole of testis.
Synonym(s): extremitas inferior [TA], inferior extremity1 ☆ , polus inferior ☆ , lower pole
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Patellar tendinopathy (PT) describes a clinical condition characterized by activity-related anterior knee pain associated with focal patellar tendon tenderness localized to the inferior pole of the patella.
On physical examination, we found a semi-hard, non-tender mass at the inferior pole of the right testis.
A tab at the 6 o'clock position allows fixation at the inferior pole of the expander to help define and control the location of the reconstructed Inframammary fold.
On further evaluation in the form of abdomino-pelvic CT scan with and without contrast, the patient was determined to have a grade IV renal laceration involving the inferior pole of the right kidney with a large perirenal hematoma (Figure 1).
4 Similarly, our patient had a sestamibi scan that did not suggest four-gland hyperplasia; only a subtle mismatch near the right inferior pole of the thyroid was observed.
Sonography of the abdomen revealed laceration in the inferior pole of spleen with free fluid in the abdomen.
An inferior pole tumour was treated by a superior pedicle therapeutic mammoplasty and a superior tumour by an inferior pedicle technique.
In the knee, abnormalities such as widening of the intercondylar notch, flattening of the condylar surface, and squaring of the inferior pole of the patella have been reported as characteristic findings.
lumbricoides but did identify two kidney stones in the inferior pole of the right kidney.
Computed tomography (CT) showed a giant lobulated soft tissue mass measuring 20 x 19 x 9 mm with centrally necrotized areas in the abdomen, starting from inferior pole of the liver and extending towards the pelvis and the bladder.
Bone-patella-bone autografts were obtained utilizing a midline skin incision from the inferior pole of the patella to the tibial tubercle.