topographic anatomy

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the science dealing with the form and structure of living organisms.
Examples of specialty areas of anatomy and physiology. From Applegate, 2000.
clinical anatomy anatomy as applied to clinical practice.
comparative anatomy description and comparison of the form and structure of different animals.
developmental anatomy the field of embryology concerned with the changes that cells, tissues, organs, and the body as a whole undergo from a germ cell of each parent to the resulting offspring; it includes both prenatal and postnatal development.
gross anatomy (macroscopic anatomy) that dealing with structures visible with the unaided eye.
microscopic anatomy histology.
morbid anatomy (pathologic anatomy) anatomy of diseased tissues.
radiologic anatomy x-ray anatomy.
special anatomy anatomy devoted to study of particular organs or parts.
topographic anatomy that devoted to determination of relative positions of various body parts.
x-ray anatomy study of organs and tissues based on their visualization by x-rays in both living and dead bodies.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)
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* Pre-procedural assessment of topographic anatomy (best done by CT) may avoid punctures of the spleen, liver, colon, and pleura and the resultant complications.
Each sectional image is a high-resolution MRI accompanied by a labeled color drawing to aid in understanding the topographic anatomy and the difference between normal and pathologic conditions.
Clinicians and researchers utilising these techniques should be aware of the topographic anatomy, and demonstrate this in a detailed methodology.
DISCUSSION WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE: One of the earliest studies that placed emphasis on the topographic anatomy of the parotid area and the manner in which the facial nerve was thought to run through the substance of the parotid gland was by Luschka in 1862 & 1867 (4) The intertwining and arciform character of the peripheral distribution of facial nerve was accounted for in a graphic fashion.