Unit 1 Topic: Diseases / Conditions of the Left and Right Lower Quadrant
Diseases / Conditions of the Left and Right Lower Quadrant: Article (Fatimah Asad) - Unit 1, Trauma Committee
- The left and right lower quadrant is positioned in a region of which it is directly under the hypochondriac region of the left and right upper quadrant.
- In addition, it is directly above the midline area of the bladder, the uterus, and the prostate for females and males, respectively.
- Consequently, as the left and right lower quadrant is surrounded by several important organs, it can be associated with many diseases and conditions.
- An example of a disease is colic, or specifically, renal colic, which often occurs in newborn infants.
- Predominantly associated with the passing of a renal stone, that leads to experiencing pain in the abdominal walls, taking place in the left lower quadrant.
Right Lower Quadrant
- In the right lower quadrant is the right lilac. Organs that can be found in the right lower quadrant include the appendix and the cecum.
- This illustrates the impression that the diagram attached below would represent the right liliac fossa in region seven.
- In addition, the cecum, also known as the caecum, is a small, narrow region that is connected directly to the intersection of the small and large intestines.
- With all, the caecum is considered the beginning of the large intestine, located adjacently and adjoined to the appendix.
- Specifically, the caecum is located between the ileum (a distal small bowel) and the ascending colon, providing the role of a reservoir for chyme, for which chyme receives ileum.
- The image attached to the right (in white), including the words ascending colon, ileum, appendix, cecum, and taeniae coli, represents the general area in which the caecum is located.
Left Lower Quadrant
- In the left lower quadrant, is the left lilac.
- Organs that can be found in the right lower quadrant include the descending colon and the sigmoid colon.
SIGMOID COLON EXPLAINED
- The sigmoid colon has a length that is approximately 14 to 16 inches in length.
- This illustrates the impression that the diagram attached below would represent the left lilac in region nine.
NINTH REGION AREA
- Predominantly, the ninth region illustrated represents the general area that the colon is located for which can be associated as being referred to as the large bowel or large intestine area.
- Furthermore, the descending colon and the sigmoid colon are part of the digestive system, which is also called the digestive tract.
- The image attached below (in white), including the words distal, proximal, transverse colon, hepatic flexure, ascending colon, splenic flexure, cecum, descending colon, and sigmoid colon, represents the general area in which the sigmoid colon is located.
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