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Clinical Anatomy

Clinical Anatomy: Incidental detection of late presenting co-arctation of the aorta on chest x-ray

5 Sep, 12 | by Emma

How better to revisit the applied anatomy of the thorax than in this case of a 31 year old man with shortness of breath on minimal exertion.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Incidental detection of late presenting co-arctation of the aorta on chest x-ray: the importance of rib notching

Clinical Anatomy: Recurrent intramedullary epidermoid cyst of conus medullaris

22 Aug, 12 | by Emma

Learning neuroanatomy may present a challenge at medical school. In clinical context, however, and with the aid of some remarkable images, perhaps this report of a case a spinal lesion resulting in bladder dysfunction may help.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Recurrent intramedullary epidermoid cyst of conus medullaris

Clinical Anatomy: Isolated posterior cruciate ligament calcification

16 Aug, 12 | by Emma

Here the authors present the case of a 61 year old man with knee pain at night. The cause becomes clear as investigations are performed. These investigations produce some excellent images to learn or revise the anatomy of the knee and understand the basis of anatomical pathology.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Isolated posterior cruciate ligament calcification

Clinical Anatomy: Thoracic inlet syndrome – a diagnosis made on CT pulmonary angiogram

9 Aug, 12 | by Emma

In this case report striking CT pulmonary angiogram images reveal an unusual cause of breathlessness and chest pain in a patient with hypothyroidism and Addison’s disease…

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Thoracic inlet syndrome – a diagnosis made on CT pulmonary angiogram

Clinical Anatomy: Repair of rectus femoris rupture with LARS ligament

1 Aug, 12 | by Emma

The rectus femoris muscle is the most frequently involved quadriceps muscle involved in strain pathologies. Here the authors tell us why and describe treatment options.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Repair of rectus femoris rupture with LARS ligament

Clinical Anatomy: Irreversible airway obstruction due to innominate artery compression of the trachea

11 Jul, 12 | by Emma

When is reversible obstructive airways disease not reversible? Here the authors describe how their investigations lead to an anatomical explanation.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Irreversible airway obstruction due to innominate artery compression of the trachea

 

Clinical Anatomy: Pancreatico-psoas fistula – a rare complication of acute pancreatitis

4 Jul, 12 | by Emma

Clinical Anatomy

The purpose of an integrated modular medical curriculum is to place basic science in a clinical context where the relevance of a multitude of medical facts is made clear to students. The facts then become memorable. How often does this really happen, though, in individual student learning? In this series of case reports we hope to illustrate the relevance of clinical anatomy and present to you some memorable images with explanations of how patients develop symptoms as anatomical pathology arises.

We lead off with this case. ERCP may be complicated by acute pancreatitis. Retroperitoneal complications of pancreatitis may ensue. Here are some spectacular pictures which describe the process.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Pancreatico-psoas fistula: a rare complication of acute pancreatitis

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