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1

Linea terminalis

Pelvic inlet: separates true pelvis from false pelvis
Superior - abdomen or false pelvis
Inferior - pelvis or true pelvis
Formed from pectin pubis, arcuate line and sacral promontory

2

What are the 3 soft tissue landmarks on abdominal walls?

Linea semilunaris - lateral border of rectus
Linea alba - midline
Umbilicus

3

Transtubercular plane corresponds to which lumbar vertebrae

L5
Subcostal - 10th costal, superior border L3
Transumbilical - L3-4 (similar to supracristal plane)

4

Transpyloric horizontal plane

T12-L1
Halfway between jugular notch and pubic symphysis
Goes through the pyloric part of the stomach which is fixed

5

2 vertical abdominal planes

Midclavicular - midpoint of clavicle, midinguinal point
Midsagittal (medial) - linea alba, passes through umbilicus

6

Main contents of RUQ

Gallbladder
Duodenum
Right pleura
Liver (R lobe)
R kidney

7

Main contents LUQ

Spleen
Stomach
Left pleura
Tail of pancreas
L kidney

8

Main contents of RLQ

R ureter
Cecum
Ilial diverticulum
Veriform appendix

9

Main contents of LLQ

L ureter
Descending and sigmoid colon

10

McBurney's point

Between ASIS and umbilicus
1/3 of way, closest to ASIS