The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips. Divided into a 3-by-3 grid, the upper-left abdomen lies behind the bottom half of the left rib cage. This is also known as the left hypochondriac region or left hypochondrium. It contains the spleen, left kidney, pancreas, stomach, liver tip, pancreas tail, descending colon, transverse colon, and small intestine.
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