| plana transversalia|
Transverse thoracic plane
Xiphosternal plane (a.k.a. xiphosternal junction)
Umbilical plane (or transumbilical plane)
Intertubercular plane (a.k.a. transtubercular plane)
The transverse thoracic plane
Plane through T4 & T5 vertebral junction and sternal angle of Louis.
Attachment of costal cartilage of rib 2 at the sternal angle;
Arch of aorta (beginning and end);
Upper margin of SVC;
Thoracic duct crossing;
Pulmonary trunk bifurcation;
The xiphosternal plane (a.k.a. xiphosternal junction)
Anterior, inferior limit of thoracic cavity;
Superior surface of the liver;
Inferior border of the heart;
The transpyloric plane
Plane located halfway between the jugular notch and the upper border of the symphysis pubis;
Typically located at the lower border of L1;
Cuts through the pylorus and the tips of the ninth costal cartilages;
The subcostal plane
Transverse plane through the inferior border of costal margin;
Typically located at the superior border of L3, or transects L3;
The umbilical plane (or transumbilical plane)
Located at the level of L3/L4 vertebral junction or IV disc;
The supracristal plane
Located at the level of L4;
Marks bifurcation of aorta;
Most superior aspect of iliac crest;
The intertubercular plane (a.k.a. Transtubercular plane)
Located at the level of L5;
Marks origin of IVC;
The interspinous plane
Transverse plane which transverses the anterior superior iliac spines.
Typically located at the level of S1.
Transverse plane Wikipedia
The transverse plane (also called the horizontal plane, axial plane, or transaxial plane) is an imaginary plane that divides the body into superior and inferior parts. It is perpendicular to the coronal and sagittal planes.
It is one of the planes of the body used to describe the location of body parts in relation to each other. The other two commonly used terms are the coronal plane and the sagittal plane.
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