Abdomen

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Abstract

The abdomen is bordered superiorly by the costal margins, inferiorly by the symphysis pubis and inguinal canals, and laterally by the flanks (fig. 24-1). To perform an adequate assessment of the abdomen, the nurse needs to understand the anatomical divisions known as the abdominal quadrants, the abdominal wall muscles and the internal anatomy of the abdominal cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeber and Kelley's Health Assessment in Nursing
EditorsPeter Lewis, David Foley
Place of PublicationNew South Wales
PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Chapter24
Pages447-485
Number of pages39
Edition1st Aust & NZ
ISBN (Print)9781920994167
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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