By Edward J Evans, Bernard J Moxham, Richard L. M Newell, Robert M Santer
An realizing of the relevance of anatomy to medical perform is prime for scientific scholars and younger medical professionals. for that reason many of the questions during this self-assessment ebook are offered as case histories or medical puzzles that require anatomical info for his or her elucidation. this can determine the significance of easy anatomy to the scientific state of affairs in response to smooth educating practices which inspire challenge fixing and may facilitate powerful student-centred studying permitting the reader to evaluate his/her personal progress.
This ebook covers the full box of topographical (gross) anatomy, nearby, systematic and medical, and as anatomy is basically a visible topic, prime quality complete color illustrations are incorporated besides radiographs, MRI and CT photographs for you to profit visible appreciation of significant anatomical positive factors.
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The popliteal artery, deep in the midline of the popliteal fossa, best felt with the knee partially flexed. The dorsalis pedis is felt between the tendons of extensors hallucis and digitorum longus on the dorsum of the foot. The posterior tibial artery passes behind the medial malleolus into the medial side of the foot, almost midway between the malleolus and the Achilles tendon. ii. Digital branches of the medial plantar nerve from the sole, the superficial peroneal nerve on the dorsum of the toe, and a small contribution from the deep peroneal on the lateral border of the dorsum of the toe.
Ii. If the needle passes beyond the nerve and penetrates the innermost intercostal muscle layer, it could penetrate the pleura and the lung; this could produce a pneumothorax (see 87). 103 i. The muscles to be reflected or pierced are pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, and serratus anterior (103b). ii. The long thoracic nerve, the thoracodorsal nerve, and the subscapular vessels are at risk from a transaxillary incision. Damage to the long thoracic nerve will result in the loss of motor supply to serratus anterior; as a consequence, the trunk will fall forwards on that side when the weight is taken on the arms and the scapula will appear to be ‘winged’.
I. Why do patients with primary carcinoma of the left lung near the hilum often present with a hoarse voice and why is hoarseness unlikely with a primary carcinoma of the right lung? ii. On the basis of the case history and the radiological evidence, the patient was diagnosed as having secondary malignant lesions within the lungs, stemming from a primary carcinoma in the thyroid gland. How would thyroid carcinoma cause breathlessness (dyspnoea)? iii. The tumour may spread from the thyroid gland via the lymphatic system.
Self-assessment colour review of clinical anatomy by Edward J Evans, Bernard J Moxham, Richard L. M Newell, Robert M Santer