Abdominal Wall Thickness at Palmer's Point and Distance to Adjacent Structures across the Body Mass Index Spectrum.


Studies delineating left upper quadrant (LUQ) anatomy across a range of body mass indices are lacking. We aimed primarily to compare, between nonobese and obese women, abdominal wall thickness and the distance from the LUQ to key structures. In addition, we aimed to characterize LUQ anatomy in underweight women.