Pertaining to or being the abdominal and pelvic cavities of the body. The Abdominopelvic area can be divided into 4 quadrants and 9 areas. The four quadrants are known by location – : the right upper quadrant, right lower quadrant, left upper quadrant, and left lower quadrant.
The right upper quadrant houses the right part of the liver, the gallbladder, right kidney, a little area of the stomach, parts of the ascending and transverse colon and some area of the small intestine. The left upper quadrant contains the left part of the liver, the larger section of the stomach, the pancreas, left kidney, spleen, portions of the transverse and descending colon and sine parts of the small intestine. The right lower quadrant contains the appendix, the cecum, part of the small intestines, the right reproductive organs, and the right ureter. The left lower quadrant includes a major part fo the the small intestine, some area of the large intestine, the left reproductive organs and the left ureter.
The nine divisions (sometimes also called nine quadrants) are the right hypochondriac, right lumbar, right inguinal (or right iliac), epigastric, umbilical, hypogastric (or pubic), left hypochondriac, left lumbar, and left inguinal (or left iliac).