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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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However, women who are hoping for more fullness in the upper pole or a more augmented breast appearance may benefit from choosing a different type of implant.
When the upper pole moieties are small or dysplastic, diagnosis can be subtle and the condition can go unrecognized by routine methods.
On ultrasound, a large, solid, well-encapsulated mass was seen in the upper pole of the right kidney (Figures 1 and 2).
The ultrasound characterized a peripherally calcified, multicystic, and septated lesion that was close to both the pancreatic tail and the upper pole of the left kidney.
Some plastic surgeons concurred that there has been a shift in focus away from the top of the breast, which they call the upper pole, to the place where the breast tissue meets the chest wall, referred to by doctors as the inframammary fold.
Indication: Heminephroureterectomy (HNU) and nephronsparing surgery may be performed for duplication anomalies, such as a nonfunctioning upper pole kidney with an ectopic ureter or ureterocele, cystic malformation of the upper pole kidney, or a nonfunctioning refluxing lower pole kidney.
Therefore, upper pole access was obtained via percutaneous puncture of the upper pole of the calyx.
The features analysed by the study were the dimensions of the upper and lower pole, medical terms that describe the areas above and below the nipple, the angle at which the nipple points and the slope of the upper pole.
Pneumonia, atelectasis, and pleural effusion, usually develop in the left lung and are associated with embolization of the upper pole of the spleen.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed a 55mm X 36mm hypodense lesion in the upper pole of the spleen, while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a well-circumscribed exophytic round mass arising from the anterior aspect of the spleen with features compatible with a benign solid tumour of uncertain malignant potential and multiple liver haemangiomas [Figures 1 and 2].
5-cm cystic mass was observed in the upper pole of the left palatine tonsil (figure 1).
max] > 30 MGOe) each, just above the upper pole piece and just below the lower pole piece, within a magnet-grade soft iron "C".

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