Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grant's Atlas of Anatomy

834 pages
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Twelfth Edition edition (February 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0781796040
ISBN-13: 978-0781796040

A cornerstone of gross anatomy since 1943, Grant's Atlas of Anatomy continues to reach students worldwide with its realistic illustrations, detailed surface anatomy photos, clinical relevance, and muscle tables. The new edition of this classic anatomy atlas features many improvements, including updated artwork, more vital tissue colors, new conceptual diagrams, vibrantly re-colored illustrations, and a more consistent art style. Clinical integration has been greatly enhanced, with clinical material clearly highlighted for easy identification. The organization within each chapter has been updated to provide a clearer and more consistent approach. A companion Website offers student and instructor versions of Grant's Interactive Atlas, including images from the book, video clips from Acland's DVD Atlas of Human Anatomy, USMLE-style questions, image-based drag-and-drop questions, and electronic flash cards from Gould's Clinical Anatomy Flash Cards.


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Abdominal-Wall Abscess Related to Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma.

An 83-year-old man with hypertension presented with a 3-month history of a painful, progressively enlarging mass in the right subcostal region. He reported no associated constitutional symptoms and no history of abdominal surgery. Local examination revealed a tender, erythematous, fluctuant mass, 3 cm by 2 cm, with clinically significant surrounding induration and an underlying fixed mass (Panel A). Computed tomography revealed that the mass was communicating with a large gall bladder mass (Panel B, arrow). Ultrasonography-guided needle biopsy, along with histologic and immunocytochemical examinations, confirmed that the mass was an adenocarcinoma of the gall bladder. The patient did not agree to any further evaluation or treatment. He was discharged with plans for palliative care and died 5 weeks later.

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