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The Structural Basis of Medical Practice (SBMP) - Human Gross Anatomy, Radiology, and Embryology

Answer Guide for Lower Limb and Thorax Essay Examination (49 pts) - August 30, 2002

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[ Lymphatic Drainage of Breast ] [ Popliteal Fossa ] [ Hip Joint ] [ Thoracic Wall Vasculature ] [ Mechanics of Breathing ]

Note. The following is a guide to answering the questions and is not the "answer."

  1. Describe the lymphatic drainage of the breast (6 pts)

  2. Discuss the anatomy of the popliteal fossa and include an account of the boundaries, vascular supply, innervation, ligaments, bones, contents, muscles, and relationships. (12 pts)

  3. Discuss the anatomy of the hip joint. Include an account of the innervation, vascular supply, ligaments, bones and articulations, movements and limitations of movements, and stability. (12 pts)

  4. Discuss the collateral circulation of the arterial supply and venous drainage of the thoracic wall, and relate this to the structure (muscles, bones, fascia) comprising the thoracic cage. (10 pts)

  5. Discuss the mechanics of breathing, focusing on explaining the basic movements of the thoracic cage and expansion of the lung in respiration. (9 pts)

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