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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"The left upper quadrant technique offers surgeons favoring a closed insertion style a nicely suitable solution whereby anterior abdominal wall adhesions can be safely addressed," Dr.
Thus, herniated bowel loops typically reside in the left upper quadrant, sometimes causing mass effect on the gastric remnant.
Thus isolated splenic TB should be considered strongly even in HIV-negative individuals from endemic areas who present with fever, constitutional symptoms, and left upper quadrant pain.
An incision was made in the left upper quadrant to accommodate a 15 mm port.
Diffuse mesenteric enhancement in the left upper quadrant suspicious for carcinomatosis (a) and multiloculated cystic mass adjacent to the right adnexa suspicious for ovarian neoplasm (b).
Two other 5 mm working ports were placed under visualization in the left upper quadrant and subxiphoid.
A 52-year-old female presented to our polyclinic with increasing pain in the left upper quadrant in the previous month.
After 4 months of treatment, the liver was 1 cm below the costal margin, but the spleen was non-palpable at the left upper quadrant of the abdomen and dullness to percussion over the Traube's space was not detected.
The liver and gall bladder were located in the left upper quadrant. The stomach was radiologically normal and was located in the right upper quadrant.
A 58-year-old female presented to her primary care physician for left upper quadrant abdominal pain of one week's duration.
The stomach was displaced towards the right and the duodenum crossed the midline, with the jejunal loops located in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen.