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Normal abdominal anatomy

Normal abdominal anatomy


The abdomen is the area of the body between the diaphragm and pelvis. Most of the organs of digestion are located in the abdomen.

Review Date 10/27/2021

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.