medical notes

Apr 18th, 2015
Studypool Tutor
Price: $5 USD

Tutor description

Word Count: 2213
Showing Page: 1/16
Internal and external structures. Anterior abdominal wall structuresKnowledge of the layered structure of theabdominal wall allows the surgeon to enter theabdominal cavity with maximum efficiency andsafety. A general summary of these layers isprovided in Table 7.3.Borders: The abdomen's superior border is thelower edge of the rib cage (ribs 7 through 12).Inferiorly, it ends at the iliac crests, inguinalligaments, and pubic bones. It endsposterolaterally at the lumbar spine and itsadjacent muscles.SkinSubcutaneous layerCamper's fasciaScarpa's fasciaMusculoaponeurotic layerRectus sheath formed by conjoinedaponeuroses of the external oblique muscleInternal oblique muscle: fused in lower abdomenTransverse abdominal muscleTransversalis fasciaPeritoneumThe fibers in the dermal layer of the abdominal skin areoriented in a predominantly transverse direction followinga gently curving concave upward line. Between the skin and musculoaponeurotic layer of theabdominal wall lie the subcutaneous tissues. It is made ofglobules of fat held in place and supported by a series ofbranching fibrous septa. In the more superficial portion of the subcutaneous layer,called Camper's fascia, the fat predominates, and thefibrous tissue is less apparent. Closer to the rectus sheath, the fibrous tissuepredominates relative to the fat in the region known asScarpa's fascia. The two fascia are more apparent inTransverse Incisions.

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Wow this is really good.... didn't expect it. Sweet!!!! "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1824 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors