Abdominopelvic Regions and Quadrants

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For Powell HA&P 1 ch. 1 exam

Umbilical Region

The centermost region deep to and surrounding the umbilicus (navel).

Epigastric Region

Located superior to the umbilical region (epi= upon, above; gastri= belly).

Hypogastric (Pubic) Region

Located inferior to the umbilical region (hypo= below).

Right Iliac (Inguinal) Region

Located lateral to the hypogastric region (iliac= superior part of the hip bone).

Left Iliac (Inguinal) Region

Located lateral to the hypogastric region (iliac= superior part of the hip bone).

Right Lumbar Region

Lie lateral to the umbilical region (lumbus= loin).

Left Lumbar Region

Lie lateral to the umbilical region (lumbus= loin).

Right Hypochondriac Region

Flank the epigastric region laterally (chondro= cartilage).

Left Hypochondriac Region

Flank the epigastric region laterally (chondro= cartilage).

RUQ

Right upper quadrant.

LUQ

Left upper quadrant.

RLQ

Right lower quadrant.

LLQ

Left lower quadrant.

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