midclavicular line

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midclavicular line

[′mid·klə¦vik·yə·lər ′līn]
(anatomy)
A vertical line parallel to and midway between the midsternal line and a vertical line drawn downward through the outer end of the clavicle.
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When we evaluated right hepatic lobe size, measured at the mid-clavicular line, we found co-infected patients to have larger sizes compared to mono-infected patients (p = 0.
The working ports, either 8- or 5-mm, are positioned midway between the umbilicus and pubis at the mid-clavicular line.
Initial treatment involves the insertion of a large bore cannula or needle into the second intercostal space on the mid-clavicular line, thereby releasing the pressure in the pleural cavity and converting the tension pneumothorax to a simple pneumothorax, which is then treated at the earliest opportunity by inserting a chest tube.
On abdominal examination, her liver was palpable 2 cm below the right costal margin in the mid-clavicular line and was soft and non-tender.

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