Pain pp 803-805 | Cite as

Abdominal Anatomy

  • Adam L. WeinsteinEmail author
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed


The abdomen hosts numerous organs which can generate nociceptive signals with certain stimuli. Abdominal pain is complex and diagnosis can be complicated due to the mixed presentation of visceral, somatic, and referred pain. A thorough understanding of abdominal anatomy can help elucidate the type of pain, origin of pain, and appropriate clinical management.


Abdominal anatomy Abdominal contents Abdominal wall 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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