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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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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.
Clearly, both the superficial and inferior epigastria abdominal wall vessels are at risk from tracer related injuries in gynecologic surgery.