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epigastrium

[‚ep·ə′gas·trē·əm]
(anatomy)
(invertebrate zoology)
The ventral side of mesothorax and metathorax in insects.
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Hard and coauthors retrospectively reviewed abdominal computed topographic images of 21 reproductive-aged women at an academic center to determine the location of the inferior epigastria, superficial epigastria, and superficial circumflex iliac arteries in relation to the syphilis pubis, the umbilicus, and the abdominal midline.
More importantly was the fact that the deep inferior epigastria vessels were not effectively located by Tran illumination, Quaint and coauthors concluded that other techniques should be used to minimize the risk of injury to these vessels.
Recently, Saber and coauthors (12) determine the efficacy of CT scan in mapping the superior and inferior epigastria vessels, relative to landmarks apparent at laparoscopy.