subcostal line


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sub·cos·tal line

a transverse line transecting the inferiormost border of the thoracic cage, indicating the subcostal plane.
See also: subcostal plane.
Synonym(s): linea subcostalis
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The oblique subcostal line extends from the xiphoid toward the anterior part of the iliac crest and potentially covers the T6-L1 nerves in the TAP (Figure 3).
After incremental hydrodissection of the TAP along the oblique subcostal line, a catheter is threaded through the needle into the TAP.
The working ports were placed under direct vision from the right and left subcostal lines. Gastric vascular structures on the greater curvature were mobilized by using a vascular sealing device (Ligasure; Maryland, Covidien, CO, USA).