GROSS ANATOMY READING NOTES

Taihung Duong, Ph.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute


The following atlases are used for figure references :


THE LIST OF TOPICS

THE UPPER LIMB

Mammary gland, pectoral region, axillary fossa

Superficial back

Posterior triangle of the neck

Scapular region

Arm and cubital fossa

Volar forearm and palmar hand

Extensor forearm and dorsum of hand

Joints of the upper limb


THE LOWER LIMB

Gluteal region

Thigh and popliteal fossa

Extensor and lateral leg; dorsum of foot

Flexor leg and sole of foot

Joints of the lower limb


THE UPPER TRUNK

Vertebral column; suboccipital triangle

Thorax and lungs

Heart and mediastinum

Superior and posterior mediastinum


THE LOWER TRUNK

Abdominal wall; inguinal region

Autonomic nervous system

Abdominal organs: stomach, duodenum & pancreas

Abdominal organs, liver, spleen & intestinal tracts

The kidneys, the diaphragm and the posterior abdominal wall

Pelvis and pelvic contents

Gluteal and perineal relations; perineum


THE NECK

Anterior triangle & fascia of the neck

Root of the neck; cervicothoracic relations

Pharynx and palate

Cervical vertebrae, prevertebral region and exterior of base of skull

Larynx


THE HEAD

Introduction to the skull

Superficial face; scalp

Parotid region and deep face

Intracranial cavity; meninges

Eye and orbit

Cranial nerves

Nose, nasal cavities, and paranasal sinuses

Oral cavity and contents

Ear and temporal bone

Lymphatic drainage of the head and neck


THE EMBRYOLOGY

Early embryology: somite stage and limb buds

Embryology of spine and spinal cord

Embryology of hearts and lungs

Embryology of abdominal contents

Urogenital system embryology

Embryology of the pharynx: branchial arches and derivatives