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Cavities and Abdominal Regions


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Cranial cavity
Cavity housing the brain.
Spinal Canal
Space which contains the spinal cord.
Thoracic cavity
Cavity containing the pleural cavity and mediastinum.
Pleural cavities
Cavities housing the lungs.
Mediastinum
Structure which contains the heart cavity, major nerves and vessels, and the oesophagus.
Pericardial cavity
Cavity housing the heart.
Abdominopelvic cavity
Cavity housing the abdominal and pelvic cavities.
Abdominal cavity
Cavity housing the digestive organs.
Pelvic cavity
Cavity housing the uterus and rectum.
Umbilical region
Region in the centre of the anterior surface of the abdomen.
Epigastric region
Upper medial region on the anterior surface of the abdomen.
Hypogastric region
Lower medial region on the anterior surface of the abdomen.
Lumbar regions
Region lateral to the umbilicus, on the anterior surface of the abdomen
Inguinal regions
The inferior lateral parts of the anterior surface of the abdomen.
Hypochondriac regions
The superior lateral parts of the anterior surface of the abdomen.