Definition of coronal plane in US English:

coronal plane


  • An imaginary plane dividing the body into dorsal and ventral parts.

    • ‘After referral to the maxillofacial team, computed tomograms were taken in the coronal plane.’
    • ‘The surgeon rotates the graft so the cortex of the bone plug is oriented anteriorly and in the coronal plane.’
    • ‘Since their initial report, numerous authors have validated the use of this angle for quantifying lateral and medial patellar translation in the coronal plane (patellar subluxation).’
    • ‘The surgeon orients the bone plug so that the cortex is placed in the coronal plane and posteriorly oriented to reduce the likelihood of soft tissue injury during interference screw placement.’
    • ‘For axial cuts, the tracheal diameter was measured in the sagittal and coronal planes at the cricoid, at 8, 16, 24, and 32 mm below the cricoid, and at the sternal notch.’