Stomach Quadrants: A Quick Study

The human body indeed is an amazing assortment of cells, tissues, organs, blood vessels and nerves. The medical context provides organs the human body system classification that able to sheer the complexity within human body. Because of its complexity, learning the human body organs as the whole system is daunting. In order to make the study more understandable and manageable, the human body are broke into various system, such as skeletal, circulatory, endocrine, etc. Anatomically, it’s subdivided into several sections, for example like major muscles, brain lobes or stomach quadrants. It is also called abdominal quadrant, which is divided into four regions.

Divisions of the Stomach Quadrants

The reason behind the division of the abdominal part and any other part of the human body is allowing the anatomist, medical student, doctor and medical personnel to study the abdominal region in easier way. For the abdominal quadrants organs, commonly it is divided into four quadrant or 9 regions, called stomach quadrants organs.
The four stomach quadrants are located on the space below the diaphragm. Simply the region are referred based on its location, such as the right upper quadrant (RUQ), the right lower quadrant (RLQ), the left upper quadrant (LUQ), and left lower quadrant (LLQ), these quadrants best describe on the picture below.

Since the abdominal region divided into four parts, the abdominal organs also divided into four regions based on its location. The right upper quadrant contains very significant organs, within this quadrant there are the right portion of the liver, the gallbladder, right kidney and small portion of stomach. Some part of colon, and some small sections of small intestine. The right upper quadrant consist of gallbladder, big part of liver and duodenum, right kidney, part of right ureter, pancreas, small intestine, and transverse colon. The left lower quadrant included small part of small intestine, sigmoid colon, rectum, left ureter and urinary bladder. The right lower quadrant appendix, cecum, parts of ascending colon, small intestine, ureter, urinary bladder and rectum.

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