Subcostal plane

Subcostal plane

Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for duodenum, pancreas, and kidneys. (Subcostal plane is approximately at level of "C")

Front view of the thoracic and abdominal viscera.
a. Median plane.
b. Lateral planes.
c. Trans tubercular plane.
d. Subcostal plane.
e. Transpyloric plane.
Latin planum subcostale
TA A01.2.00.008
FMA 14610

Anatomical terminology

The subcostal plane is a transverse plane which bisects the body at the level of the 10th costal margin and the vertebra body L3.[1]


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