Clinical Embryology of the Abdomen Normal and Pathologic Anatomy

Bruce R. Javors, M.D. Hiromu Mori, M.D. Morton A. Meyers, M.D. Ronald H. Wachsberg, M.D.

An understanding of the rudiments of embryologic development is essential not only to a fuller appreciation of the anatomic structures and their dynamic relationships in the abdomen and pelvis but also to the critical awareness of congenitally based disorders that may be initially manifested into adulthood. These disorders may be clinically encountered in a wide spectrum involving the digestive and urogenital tracts, including the peritoneal cavity and its mural structures. Clinical presentations range from an asymptomatic condition in which the findings might even be misinterpreted or vague nonspecific symptoms to episodic distress or an acute fulminating crisis. Imaging plays a critical role in their diagnosis.

The final positions and relationships of the abdominal organs and structures can be traced in large part to the branching, growth, and rotation of an originally straight tubular gastrointestinal tract as well as to three generations of renal primordia. Although their development may be conceived as individual events, many of these organs develop and even regress simultaneously.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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