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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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Cryptotia is an ear anomaly defined as a "pocket ear" because in this condition, the upper pole of the auricle is tucked in a pocket beneath the temporal skin.
A 25-year-dd male presented with a history of chronic urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis, and bilateral upper pole hydronephrosis due to bilateral renal collecting system duplication.
A persistent segmental artery to lower pole may provide the origin of the gonadal artery and the one to the upper pole may give an adrenal artery (Bremer, 1915).
The protrusion of the ear is measured on an imaginary plane extending from the helical margin to the scalp, which typically projects laterally by 10 to 12 mm at the upper pole, by 16 to 18 mm at midpoint, and by 20 to 22 mm at the lobule.
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1 cm at the upper pole of right kidney and there was no radio-opacity in plain x- ray.
CT abdomen and pelvis revealed abnormal appearance of the upper pole of the left kidney (Figure 2) with inflammatory changes extending into posterior pararenal space, paraspinal muscles and subcutaneous tissues with fistulous tract to the skin surface, as well as sclerotic changes in 11th and 12th left posterior ribs concerning for osteomyelitis.
Selective renal arteriography showed an abnormal staining on the upper pole of the right kidney.
However, as the ureteric bud incorporates into the bladder, the upper pole ureteric bud rotates and migrates more caudally than the lower pole ureteric bud.
Concomitant CT scan abdomen demonstrate duplex left kidney and double ureters with large solid enhancing mass at lower pole moiety of left duplex kidney which is indenting and displacing lower pole moiety pelvi-calyceal system without invading and upper pole moiety pelvi-calyceal system of left duplex kidney was intact.
The technology features an integrated lateral anchor to limit device distortion medially and into the axilla, as well as a rein in the superior aspect of the expander to prevent expansion in the upper pole and posteriorly against the chest wall.

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