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Table 1 Positions of anterior abdominal vessels from the midline (cm; Fig. 1). The figures in brackets indicate the values obtained in the current study

From: Laparoscopy and the anterior abdominal wall: a guide to vascular mapping for safe entry

Distance from symphysis 3 cm 5 cm 16 cm
Inf. epigastric a 5.6±1 5.2±1.2 (5.3±1) 4.6
Sup. epigastric a 5.5±2 5.2±1.8 (5.8±2) 4.6±1.4 (4.6±1.8)
Sup. circumflex a 8.5±1 9.5±1.6 10.7±1.7 (11.2±1.6)
Lat. margin of rectus m    7.6±1.5 (7.3±1.7)