Review Questions

  1. Describe the position, relations, peritoneal relations, supporting structures, blood supply, lymphatic drainage and innervation of each of the following
  • Liver

  • Stomach

  • Spleen

  • Gallbladder

2. Subdivide the abdominal cavity into 9 regions, and list the contents of each. Outline the clinical relevance of this information, with special reference to pain and masses in the various regions

3. A 75 year old male presents to the outpatient clinic with deep obstructive jaundice, back pain, distended fluidy abdomen, leg oedema, distended abdominal veins filling from above, caput medussae. Examination and investigations reveal a supracolic mass. Discuss the primary pathology that would cause the features described above

Organs of supra colic compartment