posterior surface

pos·te·ri·or sur·face

[TA]
the surface of a part of the body that faces toward the posterior part of the body. TA recognizes a posterior surface as part of the following structures: arytenoid cartilage, cornea, eyelid, fibula, humerus, iris, kidney, lens, pancreas, petrous part of temporal bone, prostate, radius, scapula, suprarenal gland, tibia, ulna, and uterus.
Synonym(s): facies posterior [TA]
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The initial anthropological assessment and autopsy findings indicated that the right leg was impacted on the posterior surface in a posterior to anterior direction, consistent with the fractography assessment.
In other studies, fibrosis of anterior surface of vitreous or posterior surface of IOL that closed the visual axis, accepted as VAO or after-cataract formation (4, 5, 28, 29).
However, Dean of Al-Kasr Al-Ainy Medical School Fathy Khodeir earlier told "Al-Ashera Masaan" TV show that only the posterior surface of the corneas were removed which is a measure allowed by a law issued in 2003.
The 'anterior complex' is identified as linear hyperechoic structure, which consists of anterior dura mater, posterior longitudinal ligament and posterior surface of the vertebral body or the intervertebral disk.
It lies on the posterior surface of tibialis posterior, and lower down the leg, on the posterior surface of the tibia.
During surgery, the left adnexa was tightly adhered to the posterior surface of the uterus, and a cystic structure measuring 3 cm x 4 cm x 5 cm was observed on the left ovary.
On rectal palpation, a smooth lesion was detected on the posterior surface of the rectum 4 cm cranial of the anal verge.
We present an anomalous posterior insertion, since it does not present bone insertion in the superior margin of the scapula; on the contrary, it is going to the posterior surface of the serratus anterior muscle's aponeurosis, ventral to the subscapular muscle.
With an anteroposterior needle trajectory, the target injection point of a lateral QL block is the anterolateral margin of the QL, and that of a posterior QL block is the lumbar interfascial triangle (LIFT) on the posterior surface of the QL [1, 5].
However, keratoconus affects not only the anterior surface of the cornea, but also the posterior surface. Ucakhan et al.
Through the corneal tunnel, a 30 G needle on a 1 mL syringe was used to penetrate the anterior capsule and aspirate the opaque substance between the posterior capsule and posterior surface of PC-IOL.

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