Epigastric region


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Related to Epigastric region: umbilical region, Hypogastric region, epigastric hernia
(Anat.) The whole upper part of the abdomen.
An arbitrary division of the abdomen above the umbilical and between the two hypochondriac regions.

See also: Epigastric, Epigastric

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There was mild tenderness in the epigastric region without any guarding or rebound tenderness.
Abdominal pain which was mainly located in the epigastric region was associated with retching and vomiting.
Also, severe pain in the epigastric region is experienced by the patient along with bloating in the epigastric and umbilical regions.
A 15-month-old boy presented to our hospital with visible swelling in the epigastric region and decreased oral intake for the previous 2 weeks.
The pain was burning in type with gradual onset and occasional radiation to epigastric region.
Epigastric pain: Troublesome pain or discomfort located in the epigastric region of the abdomen.
The pain started specifically from the epigastric region, then spread to the whole abdomen, and was accompanied by high temperature of about 39[degrees]C.
Abdominal examinations showed tenderness in epigastric region.
A 37-year-old man who had been alcoholic for 15 years presented to our hospital with complaints of abdominal pain in epigastric region for 3 months and melena for 2 days.
The eruption usually begins as verrucous papules in the inframammary or epigastric region that enlarge to 4 to 5 mm in diameter and coalesce to form a confluent plaque with a peripheral reticulated pattern.
He was discrete sensitive to palpation in the epigastric region and the liver was slightly increased in volume (13 cm on the medioclavicular line) and had slightly higher consistency.