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Superficial anatomy

                   

Superficial anatomy (also called surface anatomy) is the study of the external features of the body.[1] It deals with anatomical features that can be studied by sight, without dissecting an organism.[citation needed] It is a branch of gross anatomy, along with endoscopic and radiological anatomy[2] Superficial anatomy is a descriptive science.[citation needed] In particular, in the case of human superficial anatomy, these are the form and proportions of the human body and the surface landmarks which correspond to deeper structures hidden from view, both in static pose and in motion. It is also called "visual anatomy".

  Surface projections of the major organs of the trunk, using the vertebral column and rib cage as main reference points of superficial anatomy.

In addition, the science of superficial anatomy includes the theories and systems of body proportions and related artistic canons.[citation needed] Studying of superficial anatomy is the basis for depiction of human body in classic art.

Some pseudo-sciences such as physiognomy, phrenology and palmistry rely on superficial anatomy.

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  Human surface anatomy

  Surface anatomy of the thorax

  Anterior chest wall in a woman.[3] Posture: the subject specimen is holding her hands on her abdominal external oblique muscles.

Knowledge of the surface anatomy of the thorax is particularly important because it is one of the areas most frequenlty subjected to physical examination, like auscultation and percussion.[3] Human female breasts are located on the anterior chest wall, most frequently between the second and sixth rib.[3]

  See also

  Notes

  1. ^ Seeley (2003) chap.1 p.2
  2. ^ Standring (2008) Introduction, Anatomical nomenclature, p.2
  3. ^ a b c Drake (2009) Ch.3 Thorax - Thorax surface anatomy, pp.224-6 and Fig. 3.96 A

  References

  • Drake et al. (2009) Gray's Anatomy for Students, 2nd Edition, pp.157-164, 311-320, 538-547, 686-694, 882-892, 1097-1110, 1514-1524
  • Seeley and Stephens and Tate (2003) Anatomy and Physiology 6th edition
  • Standring, Susan (2008) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, 39th Edition. Human surface anatomy photos at pp.947, 1406-1410 Figs. 56.3, 110.12, 110.13, 110.15, 110.22

  Further reading

  Books

  • Becker and Wilson and Gehweiler (1971) The Anatomical Basis of Medical Practice
  • Lumley JSP (2002) Surface Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Examination 3rd edn. published by Churchill Livingstone in Edinburgh
  • Rohen et. al (2011) Color Atlas of Anatomy - A Photographic Study of the Human Body, 7th edition, pp.204-5, 476-7
  • Sheppard, Joseph Drawing the Living Figure ISBN 0-486-26723-7
   
               

 

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