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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 (40 pts) - September 02, 2004

The College of Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University


[ SBMP ] [ Lab Key ] [ Short Ans Key ] [ Essay Guide ]

[ Superior Mediastinum ] [ Lateral Compartment of Leg ] [ Left Ventricle of Heart ] [ Superior Gluteal Nerve and Gait ]

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

  1. Discuss the boundaries (6 directions), contents, and relationships of structures in the the superior mediastinum (10 pts)

  2. Discuss the boundaries (6 directions), contents, and relationships in the the lateral compartment of leg; include muscles, nerves, vasculature, and fascial specializations. Indicate the function of the lateral compartment of the leg, and define the effects of injury to this comparatment on the actions of the foot and support of the arches (10 pts)

  3. Discuss the structure of the left ventricle, including the atrioventricular and semilunar valves. Would the pain in her left upper extremity be related to a problem with the heart? (10 pts)

  4. Discuss the superior gluteal nerve - its location and course in the gluteal region. Explain what may have occur with an intragluteal injection to the right buttock and why there could be a gate problem. Will both extremities be altered insofar as actions? Include the actions of muscles innervated by the superior gluteal nerve, as well as origins and insertions. How would the patient compensate for this injury during walking? (10 pts)


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