left upper quadrant


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left upper quadrant

Physical exam The region of the body containing the stomach, spleen and tail of pancreas
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SA with polysplenia (left isomerism) has multiple spleens, located in the left upper quadrant and a midline-located liver.
Large lesions with significant splenomegaly may cause fullness and left upper quadrant discomfort.
A counter clockwise rotation of the foregut and elongation of the mesogastrium allow it to assume its normal anatomical position in the left upper quadrant.
A 19-year-old Caucasian female presented with a three-day history of left upper quadrant pain.
6] Physical examination may show asymmetrical distention of the abdomen, with a tympanitic mass palpable in the left upper quadrant or mid-abdomen.
11) In a study published by Agarwala and colleagues, which included 504 patients with intra-abdominal adhesions, left upper quadrant entry was found to be safe with a complication rate as low as 0.
For example paramedics and doctors can locate a damaged organ, which is assessed by considering a mechanism of injury (blunt/ penetrating trauma) by palpation to the area of the abdomen in one of the four quadrants as seen in the diagram below: right upper quadrant (RUQ), right lower quadrant (RLQ), left upper quadrant (LUQ) and left lower quadrant (RLQ).
Physical exam revealed a non tender abdomen with fullness in the left upper quadrant.
The puncture points were selected at regions with enough ascites in the left upper quadrant, right upper quadrant, left lower quadrant and right lower quadrant, as determined by B-mode ultrasound examinations.
He complained of progressive non-radiating abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant, vomiting and constipation, which had been present for a week before admission.
In these reported cases, most patients had left upper quadrant abdominal pain, left pleuritic chest pain and tender splenomegaly.