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The flank or latus is the side of the body between the rib cage and the iliac bone of the hip (below the rib cage and above the ilium).[1]

Flank
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Surface lines of the front of the thorax and abdomen. (Latus labeled as "lumbar".)
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Identifiers
Latinregio lateralis
TAA01.2.04.004
FMA14603
Anatomical terminology

In some contexts, it is sometimes called the lumbar region.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alberts, Daniel Albert; et al. (2012). Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary (32nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier. p. 714. ISBN 978-1-4160-6257-8.