Medical Definition of Ipsilateral

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Ipsilateral: On the same side, as opposed to contralateral. For example, a tumor involving the right side of the brain may affect vision ipsilaterally'that is, in the right eye.

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Reviewed on 12/12/2018

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