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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The abdomen was distended, bowel sounds were active, and he was tender to palpation over the upper abdomen, more pronounced in the left hypochondrium and epigastric region.
On the CT, the cecum was found in the epigastric region, along with an inflamed appendix.
The epigastric region was tender and the left upper quadrant of his abdomen was soft.
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.