inferior pole

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in·fe·ri·or pole

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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Most parathyroid adenomas are located in the neck region and mediastinum, most common location being the lower pole which is similar to what we saw in our patients.
This study encompassed only those cases, which were operated by a single surgeon at our institute, in which total 281 patients were enrolled for this study, data was recorded for the name, gender, age, date of surgery, side of surgery, position for surgery, puncture attempts, needle used for puncture, number of air instillations, anatomy of calyces (simple or complex), access (upper, lower or simultaneous upper and lower pole) and success or failure in localizing posterior calyx after instillation of the air (3-5cc in boluses.) Each patient in the study was operated under general anesthesia, in the lithotomy position.
However, an incidental left lower pole solid renal mass (3.4 cm) was seen, and she was referred to urology for further evaluation of the renal mass.
Ultrasonography revealed an 8x6.2x6 cm heterogeneous exophytic trending lesion at the lower pole of the left kidney.
A new operation for the treatment of hydronephrosis in association with a lower pole (or aberrant artery).
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It showed a mass lesion arising from posterior of middle and lower pole of right kidney, measuring 7.9x7.1 cm with few hypodense areas of fat attenuation, confirming it as AML.
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