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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The working ports, either 8- or 5-mm, are positioned midway between the umbilicus and pubis at the mid-clavicular line.
There was cardiomegaly with the apex beat in the 5th left intercostal space, lateral to the mid-clavicular line.
Physical examination revealed pale skin and mucous membranes; painless, smooth splenomegaly in the left midclavicular line, 8 cm below the costal arcus; and painless hepatomegaly in the right mid-clavicular line, 5 cm below the costal arcus.

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