superior pole

superior pole

[TA]
for a structure having a vertically oriented long axis, the point at the upper end of the axis, furthest from the soles of the feet; the highest point of a structure's surface. See: superior pole of kidney, upper pole of testis.
Synonym(s): extremitas superior [TA], polus superior ☆ , superior extremity1 ☆ , upper pole
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A standard midline longitudinal incision from superior pole of patella to tibial tuberosity was given.
The syndrome is caused by growth of interposing soft tissue usually at the superior pole of the patella.
Intraoperatively, there was tract-like tissue medial and adherent to the superior pole of the gland.
The incision was made from the superior pole of the patella to the medial side where the patella tendon inserts into the tibia tubercle.
Three drill holes were made from the inferior pole to the superior pole of each patella with a 2.
It gave an apical branch as extra hilar artery entering the superior pole and entered the hilum showing little arched course.
2 braided polyester tape was passed through a drill hole in the tibial tuberosity and through the quadriceps tendon at the superior pole of the patella (Fig.
5 cm solid mass in the superior pole of the right moiety, and an associated inferior vena cava thrombus extending into the right atrium.
The superior pole of the resected left kidney contained a 5.
Normally, most of the newborn have two obliterations at two levels, one at the level of deep ring and one at the superior pole of testes.
1) With this technique, early division of anterior tracheal attachments and mobilization of the superior pole facilitates removal of the inferior pole from the mediastinum.
Each of the elongated lateral lobes consists of inferior and superior pole.

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