Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abdominal Abscess Anatomy

To better understand an abdominal abscess, it helps to understand the anatomy of the abdomen.

The internal organs are protected by a muscular abdominal wall:

  • Superficial abdominal muscles
  • Deep abdominal muscles

Organs in the abdomen include:
  • Intestines
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Uterus and ovaries in females (lower abdomen)
  • Genitourinary system in males

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Abdominal Abscess References
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