epigastric region


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epigastric region

[¦ep·ə¦gas·trik ‚rē·jən]
(anatomy)
The upper and middle part of the abdominal surface between the two hypochondriac regions. Also known as epigastrium.
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Abdominal pain was severe and localized to epigastric region without any radiation.
On the CT, the cecum was found in the epigastric region, along with an inflamed appendix.
A 14 years old girl was admitted to the hospital with chief complaint of pain in epigastric region since last 1 year and the pain having increased in severity since previous 2 days.
A 60 year-old man presented to the emergency department with history of generalized abdominal pain for 5 days starting from the epigastric region, vomiting and not passing stool and flatus.
Per abdomen examination elicited tenderness in the right hypochondrium and epigastric region.
Physical examination showed no abdominal mass, but local tenderness with rebounding pain over epigastric region was observed.
Patient was apparently asymptomatic one day before, then he developed pain abdomen initially in epigastric region radiating to back, then diffuse in nature associated with vomiting, nausea and anorexia.
Evidently, we found that the perianal abscess in the second patient had spread to the abdominal wall up to the epigastric region.