linea alba


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linea

 [lin´e-ah] (L.)
linea al´ba white line; the tendinous median line on the anterior abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
li´neae albican´tes white or colorless lines on the abdomen, breasts, or thighs caused by mechanical stretching of the skin, with weakening of the elastic tissue; see also atrophic striae.
linea as´pera a rough longitudinal line on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
linea ni´gra the linea alba when it has become pigmented in pregnancy.

lin·e·a al·'ba

[TA]
a fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the midline of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): Hunter line

lin·e·a al·ba

(lin'ē-ă al'bă) [TA]
A fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): white line (1) .

linea alba

The central strip of white FASCIA running down the front wall of the abdomen from the bottom of the breastbone (STERNUM) to the PUBIS.

Hunter,

William, English pathologist, 1861-1937.
Hunter glossitis - Synonym(s): Moeller-Hunter syndrome
Moeller-Hunter syndrome - see under Moeller, Julius Otto Ludwig

Hunter,

William, Scottish anatomist and obstetrician, 1718-1783.
Hunter ligament - Synonym(s): round ligament of the uterus
Hunter line - a fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles. Synonym(s): linea alba
Hunter membrane - the mucous membrane of the pregnant uterus. Synonym(s): deciduous membrane

lin·e·a al·ba

(lin'ē-ă al'bă) [TA]
A fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): white line (1) .
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This comprises a far bite starting 2 cm on the edge of linea alba from outside-in and then taking a near bite of 0.5 cm on the other side inside out- a near bite on the same side outside in and a far bite on the other side inside-out using no:1 nylon.
Se identifico el ligamento inguinal reflejo hasta su insercion en la linea alba siguiendo la direccion de sus fibras sin seccionarlo.
The abdomen was closed in three layers i.e., linea alba, subcutaneous tissue and the skin.
Fissured tongue, coated tongue and linea alba (p < 0.05) were most prevalent in female subjects (p < 0.05; Table 2).
The necrosis extended into all the abdominal adipose tissue at the rectus abdominis muscle and linea alba. Microscopy examination showed extensive superficial mycotic proliferation, with wide and irregular ribbonlike nonseptate hyphae and right-angle branching.
Se ponen los campos y se incide la piel desde el ombligo hasta la ubre, se profundiza la incision en el tejido subcutaneo hasta descubrir la linea alba. Igualmente, esta se incide desde el ombligo hasta la ubre, utilizando unas Tijeras de Mayo.
Mayo's operation, double-breasting (overlapping) of the linea alba, was used for repair of the hernia.
Many women, as many as eighty to ninety percent, also experience Diastasis recti abdominis: the separation of the two sides of the rectus (the "six pack muscle") along the linea alba. The separation is not painful, but, coupled with the loss of the TA's connection, significantly compromises core strength.
Physically, there may be little to see in a patient with glossodynia, or findings can include lingua serratia, linea alba, or papillitis.
This is a split in the linea alba, the strip of fibrous tissue that runs down the centre of the stomach, on to which the abdominal muscles connect.
Slow, controlled abdominal curls should be done to prevent undue stress on the linea alba (the seam of fibrous tissue which holds the two sheaths of the rectus abdominus together).