Clinical Anatomy

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Anatomy is a fundamental subject for first-year medical students. At this stage in their careers, wards and bedsides are far from their minds and the thought that anatomical origins or interrelationships might be clinically relevant is remote. Thus, once the ward is reached, anatomical facts are largely forgotten. However, be it for the palpatation of the abdomen, the interpretation of a CT scan, the location of an organ to biopsy, or listening to lung sounds, an understanding of anatomy in its clinical context ...
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Overview

Anatomy is a fundamental subject for first-year medical students. At this stage in their careers, wards and bedsides are far from their minds and the thought that anatomical origins or interrelationships might be clinically relevant is remote. Thus, once the ward is reached, anatomical facts are largely forgotten. However, be it for the palpatation of the abdomen, the interpretation of a CT scan, the location of an organ to biopsy, or listening to lung sounds, an understanding of anatomy in its clinical context is essential. This is what Professor Ellis's highly successful revision text provides.

The structure of the book is regional, and begins with surface markings, followed by detailed discussion of each organ or constituent part. These anatomical descriptions are immediately followed by Clinical Features, the component which makes the book unique.

Appropriate for: Medical Students.

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A text for first-year medical students that bridges the gap between anatomy learned in the pre-clinical years and that which is encountered in wards and operating rooms. Ellis, an esteemed British clinical anatomist and emeritus professor of surgery, presents the material by anatomical region. A discussion of the surface markings in each region is followed by details of each organ or constituent part. These anatomical descriptions are immediately followed by Clinical Features<-->the component which makes the book unique. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632031313
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 456

Meet the Author

Professor Harold Ellis, Clinical Anatomist, Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Biomedical Sciences, London; Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London; Formerly Examiner in Anatomy, Primary FRCS (Eng)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 The Thorax
Surface anatomy and surface markings 3
The thoracic cage 7
The lower respiratory tract 20
The mediastinum 29
On the examination of a chest radiograph 52
Pt. 2 The Abdomen and Pelvis
Surface anatomy and surface markings 59
The fasciae and muscles of the abdominal wall 61
Peritoneal cavity 70
The gastrointestinal tract 74
The gastrointestinal adnexae: liver, gall-bladder and its ducts, the pancreas and spleen 99
The urinary tract 112
The male genital organs 124
The bony and ligamentous pelvis 133
The muscles of the pelvic floor and perineum 142
The female genital organs 147
The posterior abdominal wall 161
Pt. 3 The Upper Limb
The female breast 171
Surface anatomy and surface markings of the upper limb 175
The bones and joints of the upper limb 181
The arteries of the upper limb 201
The brachial plexus 203
The course and distribution of the principal nerves of the upper limb 207
The anatomy of upper limb deformities 212
The spaces of the hand 216
Pt. 4 The Lower Limb
The anatomy and surface marking of the lower limb 223
The bones and joints of the lower limb 233
Three important zones of the lower limb - the femoral triangle, adductor canal and popliteal fossa 256
The arteries of the lower limb 263
The veins of the lower limb 267
The course and distribution of the principal nerves of the lower limb 269
Pt. 5 The Head and Neck
The surface anatomy of the neck 281
The thyroid gland 284
The palate 290
The tongue and floor of the mouth 293
The pharynx 298
The larynx 306
The salivary glands 311
The major arteries of the head and neck 316
The veins of the head and neck 323
The lymph nodes of the neck 329
The cervical sympathetic trunk 331
The branchial system and its derivatives 333
The surface anatomy and surface markings of the head 335
The scalp 336
The skull 338
The accessory nasal sinuses 342
The mandible 346
The vertebral column 349
Pt. 6 The Central Nervous System
The spinal cord 359
The brain 366
The cranial nerves 393
The special senses 413
The autonomic nervous system 423
Glossary of eponyms 435
Index 441
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