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
References in periodicals archive ?
To the best of our knowledge, the literature on second branchial arch pathologies does not contain any previously reported case of a complete draining fistulous tract with a connection to a large superior pole tonsillar cyst.
The tonsillar cyst was dissected from the superior pole of the tonsillar fossa inferiorly between the tonsillar pillars andunderthe tonsillar tissue to the base of the fossa (figure 2).
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.
0-cm nodule was found in the superior pole of the left thyroid lobe.
Fast-phase vertical nystagmus is directed down, and torsional nystagmus of the superior pole of the eye is directed toward the affected ear.
In 42 to 62% of patients, the EBSLN crosses behind the superior thyroid artery 2 cm or more cephalad to the superior pole of the thyroid gland.
The tonsil is grasped near its superior pole with a DeBakey forceps and drawn medially (figure 2, A).
After intubation and just prior to tonsillectomy, the study mixture was injected as follows: 1 ml in the inferior pole, 1 ml in the superior pole, and 1 ml just lateral to the tonsillar capsule midway between the two poles.

Full browser ?