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Unformatted text preview: the epigastric region. 3. Umbilical region The central portion. 4. Left and right lumbar regions On each side of lhe umbilical region. 5. Hypogastric region The lower middle portion. 6. Left and right iliac (or inguinal) regions On oach side of the hypogastric region. The abdominal area also may be subdivided into the following four quadrants, as illustrated in figure 1.22: F IGURE I.Z1 The abdominal area is subdivided into nine regions. F IGURE I.2Z The abdominal area may be subdivided into four quadrants. 1. Right upper quadrant (RUQ). 2. Right lower quadrant (RLQ). 3. Left upper quadrant (LUQ). 4. Left lower quadrant (LLQ). 11 NIT O NE...
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