Human Gross Anatomy - Answer Guide for Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum Essay Examination (48 pts)

September 23, 2004

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

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[ Second Part of Duodenum ] [ Ischiorectal Fossa ] [ Anterior Abdominal Wall ] [ Spermatic Cord and Indirect Inguinal Hernia ]
  1. Discuss the anatomy of the second part of the duodenum; include structure, relationships, innervation (sensory and motor), vasculature, and lymphatics. (12 pts)

  2. Present a comprehensive review of the ischiorectal fossa. Include boundaries, fascial specializations, relationship to the superficial and deep pouches, and provide explanation why infections in the ischiorectal fossa might not enter the superficial or deep pouches. (12 pts)

  3. Discuss the organization of the anterior abdominal wall, and include muscles, ligaments, fascia, fascial specializations, nerves, and vascular supply. Do not include the inguinal region in your answer. (12 pts)

  4. Present a detailed account of the spermatic cord that includes contents, coverings, fascial boundaries, relationships, vasculature, innervation, and lymphatics. Discuss the pathway and location of an indirect inguinal hernia that descends into the scrotum. (12 pts)

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