regional anatomy


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re·gion·al a·nat·o·my

an approach to anatomic study based on regions, parts, or divisions of the body (for example, the foot or the inguinal region), emphasizing the relationships of various systemic structures (for example, muscles, nerves, and arteries) within that area; distinguished from systemic anatomy.
Synonym(s): topographic anatomy, topology (1)

regional anatomy

the study of the structural relationships among the organs and the parts of the body. Kinds of regional anatomy are surface anatomy and cross-sectional anatomy.

re·gion·al a·nat·o·my

(rē'jŭn-ăl ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
Method of anatomic study based on regions, parts, or divisions of the body (e.g., the foot or the inguinal region), emphasizing the relationships of structures (e.g., muscles, nerves, and arteries) within that area; distinguished from systemic anatomy.
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The surgeon must keep in mind that elbow arthroscopy is a technically demanding procedure and mastery of the knowledge of the regional anatomy is imperative.
Before considering the detailed anatomy of the ischiorectal fossae one needs an appreciation of the regional anatomy, namely the perineum.
Chapters on regional anatomy have been revised and expanded with new figures, including photos of clinical material and radiological images.

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