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The Structural Basis of Medical Practice (SBMP) - Human Gross Anatomy, Radiology, and Embryology

Answer Guide for Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum Essay Examination (48 pts) - September 20, 2002

The College of Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University


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[ Spermatic Cord ] [ Pancreas ] [ Prostate ] [ Pelvic Diaphragm ]

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

  1. Discuss the anatomy of the spermatic cord; include contents, coverings, fascial boundaries, relationships, vasculature, innervation, and lymphatics. Additionally, explain the pathway, and location of hernial contents associated with an indirect hernia that descends into the scrotum. (12 pts)


  2. Indicate your understanding of the pancreas providing structure, relationships, vasculature, innervation, and lymphatic drainage. (12 pts)


  3. Review the anatomy of the prostate. Include structure, supports, relationships, vascularization, innervation, and lymphatic drainage. (12 pts)


  4. Discuss the anatomy of the pelvic diaphragm. Include structure, fascial coverings, relationships, vascularization, innervation, and lymphatic drainage. (12 pts)


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