Anatomy of the abdomen
- just anatomical basics
The abdominal cavity houses many structures that have
a large array of functions. In this course, we will learn the anatomy and functions of the organs in the abdominal cavity, the surrounding structures and their blood supply and venous drainage.
The abdominal cavity is the region located between the
diaphragm and sacral promontory. Together, the
abdominal and pelvic cavities are commonly divided into
four quadrants or nine distinct regions .
Contents of the abdominal cavity include the liver, gallbladder and biliary system, pancreas, spleen, adrenal
glands, kidneys, ureters, stomach, intestines, and vascular
O B J E C T I V E S
• List the structures of the abdominal cavity, and differentiate among those that are contained within the peritoneum and those that are contained within the
• Describe the peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces.
• Describe the lobes, segments, and vasculature of the liver.
• Define the structures of the biliary system.
• State the functions and location of the pancreas and
• Identify the structures of the urinary system.
• List and identify the structures of the stomach and
• Identify the branches of the abdominal aorta and the
structures they supply.
• Identify the tributaries of the inferior vena cava and
the structures they drain.
• List the muscles of the abdomen, and describe their
• List the vessels that form the portal vein, and describe
the flow of blood through the portal hepatic system.
Who this course is for:
- medical students
- imaging professionals
- anyone who's starting an anatomy course
- College students considering health or biology fields.
I am Ahmed Sherif , a radiologist and accomplished researcher in anatomy and physiology.
I have adopted modern methods and advanced technologies to facilitate the understanding and preservation of complex medical information
I love learning and hope to encourage each student along their way of gaining more knowledge of academics and excelling at their chosen field
I work hard to make learning anatomy and physiology more easy, fast and fun