Clinical Anatomy: Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors

Clinical Anatomy Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors 13th Edition pdf

Clinical Anatomy = Written by one of the great teachers of anatomy, the thirteenth edition of Clinical Anatomy continues to provide thousands of medical students, postgraduate trainees and junior doctors across the world with essential anatomical information within a clinical setting. It is particularly appropriate for those preparing for the Intercollegiate Membership Examination of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (I-MRCS).

Professor Harold Ellis is again joined by Professor Vishy Mahadevan to provide detailed, easy-to-follow structured text suitable for anatomy students and trainees of all levels.

Fully revised and updated with many new illustrations, this new edition features for the first time, several anatomical drawings overlaid on a living anatomy model to provide detailed topographical orientation and accurate surface representation.

The companion website at contains digital flashcards of all the illustrations and photographs contained in the book – ideal for revision and teaching purposes.


Preface to the Fourteenth Edition, xiii

Preface to the First Edition, xv

Acknowledgements to the Fourteenth Edition, xvii

Acknowledgements to the First Edition, xix

About the Companion Website, xx

Part 1: The Thorax

Introduction, 3

Surface anatomy and surface markings, 3

The thoracic cage, 7

The lower respiratory tract, 20

The mediastinum, 30

On the examination of a chest radiograph, 54

Part 2: The Abdomen and Pelvis

Surface anatomy and surface markings, 59

The fasciae and muscles of the abdominal wall, 62

Peritoneal cavity, 70

The gastrointestinal tract, 75

The gastrointestinal adnexae: liver, gall bladder and its ducts,pancreas and spleen, 97

The urinary tract, 110

The male genital organs, 121

The bony and ligamentous pelvis, 129

The muscles of the pelvic floor and perineum, 138

The female genital organs, 142

The posterior abdominal wall, 155

Computed axial tomography, 161

Part 3: The Upper Limb

Surface anatomy and surface markings of the upper limb, 165

The bones and joints of the upper limb, 170

Three important zones of the upper limb: the axilla,the cubital fossa and the carpal tunnel, 189

The arteries of the upper limb, 192

The brachial plexus, 193

The course and distribution of the principal nerves of the upper limb, 197

Compartments of the upper limb, 201

The female breast, 202

The anatomy of upper limb deformities, 206

The spaces of the hand, 210

Part 4: The Lower Limb

Surface anatomy and surface markings of the lower limb, 217

The bones and joints of the lower limb, 227

Three important zones of the lower limb: the femoral triangle,adductor canal and popliteal fossa, 251

The arteries of the lower limb, 258

The veins of the lower limb, 261

The course and distribution of the principal nerves of the lower limb, 264

Compartments of the lower limb, 271

Part 5: The Head and Neck

Surface anatomy of the neck, 277

The thyroid gland, 282

The parathyroid glands, 286

The palate, 288

The tongue and floor of the mouth, 291

The pharynx, 296

The larynx, 303

The salivary glands, 309

The major arteries of the head and neck, 313

The veins of the head and neck, 321

The lymph nodes of the neck, 327

The cervical sympathetic trunk, 329

The branchial system and its derivatives, 330

Surface anatomy and surface markings of the head, 331

The scalp, 333

The skull, 334

The paranasal sinuses (accessory nasal sinuses), 340

The mandible, 344

The vertebral column, 347

Part 6: The Nervous System

Introduction, 357

The brain, 357

The spinal cord, 381

The cranial nerves, 388

The special senses, 406

The autonomic nervous system, 417

Glossary of eponyms, 427

Index, 433

About the Author

Harold Ellis
Clinical Anatomist, Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School ofBiomedical Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Charing Cross and WestminsterMedical School, London
Formerly Examiner in Anatomy, Primary FRCS (Eng)

Vishy Mahadevan
Barbers’ Company Professor of Anatomy & Professor ofSurgical Anatomy, The Royal College of Surgeons of England,London
Member of the Court of Examiners, RCS England

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