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Addison's planes (Christopher Addison)

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A series of imaginary planes that divide the abdomen into nine regions, used as landmarks in thoracoabdominal topography to aid in the localisation of internal structures.


  • C. Addison:
    On the topographical anatomy of abdominal viscera in man, especially the gastrointestinal canal. Journal of anatomy and physiology, London, 1899, 33: 565-586.

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