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ABDOMINAL REGIONS-TRANSPYLORIC PLANE

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ABDOMINAL REGIONS-TRANSPYLORIC PLANE

The transpyloric plane (Addison's plane) - imaginary axial plane located midway between the suprasternal notch + superior border of pubic symphysis (or B/W xiphisternum + umbilicus) at approximately the level of L1 vertebral body. Landmarks:

1. Cuts the costal margin at 9th costal cartilage.
2. To the right is the fundus of the gal bladder + to the left is the body of stomach.
3. Runs through the pylorus, entire pancreas, splenic vein, superior mesenteric artery.
4. Supracolic compartment lies above the plane - liver, spleen, stomach fundus.
5. Infracolic compartment lies below the plane - small intestine, colon.
6. Hilum of kidneys - right just below plane, left just above plane.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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