Mark Harrison

in Revision Notes for the FRCEM Primary

Second edition

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Published in print February 2017 | ISBN: 9780198765875
Published online March 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191835971 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Speciality Training;Revision Texts


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This chapter describes the anatomy of the abdomen as it applies to Emergency Medicine, and in particular the Primary FRCEM examination. The chapter outlines the key details of regions, muscles, functions, blood supply, nerve supply, surface markings, and relations of the abdominal wall and cavity, inguinal region, testis, epididymis and spermatic cord, peritoneum, gastrointestinal tract, liver and biliary tract, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, ureters and bladder, pelvis, prostate, reproductive systems, and genital regions. This chapter is laid out exactly following the RCEM syllabus, to allow easy reference and consolidation of learning.

Chapter.  11044 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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