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Epigastrium vs. Hypochondrium — What's the Difference?

Epigastrium vs. Hypochondrium — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Epigastrium and Hypochondrium

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Epigastrium

In anatomy, the epigastrium (or epigastric region) is the upper central region of the abdomen. It is located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane.
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Hypochondrium

In anatomy, the division of the abdomen into regions can employ a nine-region scheme. The hypochondrium refers to the two hypochondriac regions in the upper third of the abdomen; the left hypochondrium and right hypochondrium.
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Epigastrium

The upper middle region of the abdomen.
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Hypochondrium

The upper lateral region of the abdomen, marked by the lower ribs.
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Epigastrium

(anatomy) The upper middle region of the abdomen, between the umbilical and hypochondriac regions.
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Hypochondrium

(anatomy) The upper region of the abdomen, below the lower ribs, each side of the epigastrium.
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Epigastrium

The upper part of the abdomen.
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Hypochondrium

Either of the hypochondriac regions.
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Epigastrium

The region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)
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Hypochondrium

The upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
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