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Directional Terms Planes Positions Regions Quadrants
How many regions are the abdomen and pelvis divided into?
Region around navel..
To the right and left of the umbilical region, near the waist.
Lumbar Regions (2)
Superior to the umbilical region, generally above the stomach.
Epigastric Region (1)
To the right and left of the epigastric region..
Hypochondriac Regions (2)
Inferior to the umbilical region..
Hypogastric Region (1)
To the right and left of the hypogastric region, near the groin..
Iliac Regions (2)
Right Upper Quadrant (RUQ)
Refers to the area encompassing the right lobe of the liver, the gallbladder, part of the pancreas, and portions of the small and large intestines.
Left Upper Quadrant (LUQ)
Refers to the area encompassing the left lobe of the liver, the stomach, the spleen, part of the pancreas, and portions of the small and large intestines.
Right Lower Quadrant (RLQ)
Refers to the area encompassing portions of the small and large intestines, the appendix, the right ureter, and the right ovary and unterine tube in woman or the left spermatic duct in men.
Left Lower Quadrant (LLQ)
Refers to the area encompasing portions of the small and large intestines, the left ureter, and the left ovary and unterine tube in woman or the left spermatic duct in men.
anter / o
caud / o
cephal / o
dist / o
dors / o
infer / o
later / o
medi / o
poster / o
proxim / o
super / o
ventr / o
Semi-sitting position with slight elevation of the knees.
Lying on back with legs raised and feet in stirrups.
Sitting erect in a chair or sitting in an upright bed with pillows supporting the neck and chest.
Lying on abdomen, facing downward.
Lying down in any position
Lying of left side with right knee drawn up and with left arm drawn behind, parallel to back.
Lying on back, facing upward.
Lying on back with bosy tilted so that the head is lower than the feet.