abdominal quadrant

abdominal quadrant

any of four topographic areas of the abdomen divided by two imaginary lines, one vertical and one horizontal, intersecting at the umbilicus. The divisions are the left upper quadrant (LUQ), the left lower quadrant (LLQ), the right upper quadrant (RUQ), and the right lower quadrant (RLQ.
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Abdominal quadrants

ab·dom·i·nal quad·rant

(ab-dom'i-năl kwahd'rănt)
Any of the four segments into which the abdomen is divided by vertical and horizontal partitioning through the midpoint.

abdominal quadrant

Any one of the four areas on the front of the abdomen formed by two imaginary lines, one vertical and one horizontal intersecting at the navel. They four quadrants are called upper and lower right and upper and lower left, as seen from the patient's point of view.
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A 56-year-old woman with hypertension, obesity, asthma, kidney stones, and subclinical hypothyroidism was enrolled, who reported weight loss not quantified in the latest months with anorexia and discomfort in the right upper abdominal quadrant.
One patient was a 58-year-old man who had begun to complain of sudden onset of right lower abdominal quadrant (RLAQ) pain and fever with nausea, but nonbloody, nonbilious emesis, and also without diarrhea, anorexia, or any other gastrointestinal symptoms on POD 9.
Abdominal ultrasound showed that the intestinal loops were thickened and the surrounding mesenteric tissue was edematous in the right abdominal quadrant.
A cystic lesion of about 48x34 mm with well-defined borders associated with the appendix and probably with mucocele of the appendix was reported in the lower right abdominal quadrant close to the cecum.
PEA can mimic either acute appendicitis when right-sided appendagitis is involved, or acute colonic diverticulitis when the inflammatory foci are in the left lower abdominal quadrant.
His physical examination was unremarkable except for the right lower abdominal quadrant tenderness.
Maria" Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, Iasi, Romania, in January 2011, accusing nausea, vomiting, cough, stomach ache, pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant.
A plain abdominal X-ray on arrival showed a radiopaque foreign body (sewing needle) in the lower abdominal quadrant on the midline (Fig.
3-cm) multilobulated mass with central necrosis within the left upper abdominal quadrant originating from the tail and body of the pancreas (magnetic resonance imaging).
Having completed a pre-assessment and consent, I inserted an eight French drain into the right lower abdominal quadrant, using ultrasound guidance, local anaesthetic and a standard Seldinger technique.
pain in upper right abdominal quadrant, weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss); sign/symptom onset occurs [approximately equal to]2 3 weeks after infection, depending on the number of ingested flukes (2-4).
The most common site of pain was the periumbilical region (35%) followed by the right lower abdominal quadrant (25%).