transpyloric plane

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Transpyloric plane.
Transpyloric plane in relation to duodenum, pancreas, and kidneys.


transpyloric plane (plural transpyloric planes)

  1. A plane located halfway between the suprasternal notch and the upper border of the symphysis pubis; this indicates the margin of the transpyloric plane, which in most cases cuts through the pylorus, the tips of the ninth costal cartilages and the lower border of the first lumbar vertebra.