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The 9 abdominal regions and the 4 abdominal quadrants

The locations of the abdominal regions and quadrants and the organs within them.
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Right upper quadrant
contains liver, gallbladder, duodenum, head of pancreas, right kidney and adrenal, hepatic flexure of colon, part of ascending colon, transverse colon. The RUQ is seen from the subject's point of view.
Left upper quadrant
contains the stomach, spleen, part of the pancreas, parts of the small and large intestines. The LUQ is seen from the subject's point of view.
Right lower quadrant
contains parts of the small and large intestines, right ovary, right fallopian tube, appendix, right ureter. The RLQ is seen from the subject's point of view.
Left lower quadrant
contains part of descending colon, sigmoid colon, left ovary and tube, left ureter, left spermatic cord. The LLQ is seen from the subject's point of view.
Right hypochondriac region
top right region; most of the liver, gallbladder as seen from the subject's point of view.
Left hypochondriac region
top left region; Stomach. The left hypochondria region is seen from the subject's point of view.
Right lumbar region
middle right region; ascending colon, r. kidney, as seen from the subject's point of view.
Left lumbar region
middle left region;, descending colon, L. kidney, smal intestine as seen from the subject's point of view.
Right iliac region
bottom right region; Cecum, Appendix as seen from the subject's point of view
Left iliac region
bottom left region as seen from the subject's point of view.
Epigastric region
Top center region; lying on or over the stomach
Umbilical region
The centermost region, which includes the umbilicus
Hypogastric region
Lower middle region beneath the navel