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superior

 [soo-pe´re-or]
situated above, or directed upward; in official anatomic nomenclature, used in reference to the upper surface of an organ or other structure, or to a structure occupying a higher position.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

su·per·i·or

(sū-pēr'ē-ŏr), [TA] In Latin phrases, this form of the adjective is used with masculine nouns (margo superior, plural margines superiores) and feminine nouns (facies superior, plural facies superiores). With neuter nouns the form superius is used (cornu superius, plural cornua superiora).
1. In human anatomy, situated nearer the vertex of the head in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of inferior. Synonym(s): cranial (2)
2. Situated above or directed upward.
[L. comparative of superus, above]
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superior

(so͝o-pîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Situated above or directed upward.
2. Situated nearer the top of the head.

su·pe′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē) n.
su·pe′ri·or·ly adv.
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su·pe·ri·or

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr) [TA]
1. Situated above or directed upward.
2. human anatomy Situated nearer the vertex of the head in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of inferior.
Synonym(s): cranial (2) .
[L. comparative of superus, above]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

superior

Above, higher than, with reference to the upright body. Compare INFERIOR.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

su·per·i·or

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr) [TA]
1. Situated above or directed upward.
2. human anatomy situated nearer the vertex of the head in relation to a specific reference point.
Synonym(s): cranial (2) .
[L. comparative of superus, above]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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The ethmoid sinuses are divided into groups of cells by bony basal lamellae that extend laterally to the laminae papyracea and superiorly to the fovea ethmoidalis.
In our case, the lesion was not only at a rare site that is retroperitonem but also crossed midline to involve whole abdomen and also extending superiorly into mediastinum, hence it is one of the very uncommon presentation.
CT scan with contrast of the paranasal sinus showed a homogenous soft tissue density in the region of the middle meatus extending medially to the septum, superiorly to the skull base, posteriorly to ethmoidal sinuses, laterally breeching the lamina papyraceae of the orbit, contrast enhancement was seen in this lesion (Figure 2).
(2) Pelvic ultrasound and transrectal ultrasound will reveal a fluid-filled cyst projecting superiorly from the prostate, extending posterior to the bladder.
OBSERVATION: During the routine dissection in department of anatomy, we found the multilobed thyroid gland with absence of isthmus and presence of levator glandulae thyroideae from the lateral lobe attached superiorly to the hyoid bone (Images 1 and 2).
A plain film of the abdomen revealed extensive retroperitoneal air outlining both psoas margins and tracking superiorly below the hemidiaphragms and up into the chest.
Imaging showed a retrotracheal mass extending superiorly to the thyroid level and inferiorly to below the carina of the trachea.
Scleral cautery was never used to avoid possible influence on surgically induced astigmatism.6.5mm sclera groove was performed 2mm away from limbus superiorly or temporally.
At surgery, the mass extended superiorly from the kidney and posterior to the liver to the level of the diaphragm without hepatic involvement.
Upon direct examination, it was discovered that the stenosis extended farther superiorly. Ultimately, the cricoid cartilage and one tracheal ring were resected.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized prospective clinical trial was done to evaluate and compare the surgically induced astigmatism in 2.8 and 5.30 mm clear corneal incision in phacoemulsification and SICS done through superiorly placed 6.00mm straight scleral incision.
Abdominal radiography showed a soft-tissue mass in the lower pelvis, displacing the bowel superiorly. This is a nonspecific sign.