Anatomical Anomalies

Author: Isabella Alston
Publisher: TAJ Books International
ISBN: 184406378X
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The human body is an immensely complex and amazing system, but sometimes something goes haywire and causes one or more of its vital elements to misfire, resulting in bizarre and often devastating anatomical anomalies. Such physical abnormalities in times past often meant that the affected individuals would be stigmatized and shunned from the rest of society, primarily out of fear of the unknown. Thankfully, modern science and modern medicine working together have been able to solve many of these physical problems so that the currently afflicted can lead relatively normal lives. The general public has also grown more knowledgeable about the physical disfigurements that plague the human race and has thus become much more accepting of the pain and hardship faced on a daily basis by those so challenged. Extreme physical deformities are not viewed in the same light today as they were 100, or even 50, years ago. The very real people who once would have been the spectacles flaunted at freak shows are today shown understanding. Regardless of the modern times we enjoy, rare cases of physical abnormalities still persist that are so extreme little can be done to ameliorate the deformity.

Muscular And Skeletal Anomalies In Human Trisomy In An Evo Devo Context

Author: Rui Diogo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498711383
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This book focuses on human anatomy and medicine and specifically on both muscular and skeletal birth defects in humans with trisomy. Moreover, this book also deals with Down syndrome, which is one of the most studied human syndromes and, due to its high incidence and the fact that individuals with this syndrome often live until adulthood, is of special interest to the scientific and medical community. This new line of inquiry is addressed to a wide audience, including medical researchers, physicians, surgeons, medical and dental students, pathologists, and pediatricians, among others, while also being of interest to developmental and evolutionary biologists, anatomists, functional morphologists, and zoologists.

Bergman S Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Human Anatomic Variation

Author: R. Shane Tubbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118430271
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Building on the strength of the previous two editions, Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation is the third installment of the classic human anatomical reference launched by Dr. Ronald Bergman. With both new and updated entries, and now illustrated in full color, the encyclopedia provides an even more comprehensive reference on human variation for anatomists, anthropologists, physicians, surgeons, medical personnel, and all students of anatomy. Developed by a team of editors with extensive records publishing on both human variation and normal human anatomy, Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation is the long awaited update to this classic reference.

True Sinus Disease And The Occurrence Of Anatomical Abnormalities Of The Nasal Passages

Author: Margo Justine Walker
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The objective of this study is to look at patierits with true sinus disease and what other nasal anatomical abnonnalities are present, and do these nasal abnormalities contribute to the sinus disease itself. It has been found that most sinus infection complaints do not result in true sinus infections. My hypothesis is that the majority of sinusitis complaints will result in not true sinus disease. I also hypothesize that those patients with true sinus disease will have other anomalies of the nasopharyngeal region The design of the study was based on a chart review of 50 patients seen in the ENT practice. The patients were chosen based on sinus type complaints or a history of chronic sinus infections. Computed tomography scans and Water's view x-ray were used to determine both acute and chronic sinus disease as well as nasal passage anatomical abnormalities. Results: 47 out of the 50 patients had CT scan; of those three that did not have CT scan 1 had water's view x-ray, 1 had findings on endoscopy during surgery, and 1 had no imaging or diagnostics recorded in their chart notes. Total acute sinus infections (13) VS. chronic sinus infections (22) out of 47 patients were 28% and 47% respectively. Each nasal anatomical abnonnality looked at were; occlusion of the osteomeatal complex, maxillary antrum scarring, mucosal thickening and other abnormalities. Other abnormalities included; NSD, concha bulosa, hypertrophied turbinates, polyps, mucoceole, bony spurs septal perforations and retention cysts. The results of this study showed that the majority of patients had problems with other abnormalities (41147) 87%, and out of this group 24% had acute sinusitis, 46% had chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinus disease was more common in all groups except the scarring of the maxillary antrum, where acute and chronic disease occurred equally. Mucosal thickening was the second most common occurring abnormality but it had the highest percentage rate of both acute and chronic sinus conditions.

Left Handedness Behavioral Implications And Anomalies

Author: S. Coren
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080867212
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Left-handedness has been shown to be a possible marker for various psychological and physical abnormalities. This book presents evidence by a number of researchers who evaluate whether there are indeed differences between left- and right-handers which extend into the broader psychological and physiological realms. Several chapters show that left-handedness is found in unexpectedly high proportions in populations that suffer from various immune deficiency diseases, in alcoholics, dyslexics, mental retardates, psychopaths and other clinical groups. The book indicates why left-handedness should be a marker for such conditions. The genetic and environmental pressures on handedness are explored. A model for pathological left-handedness is presented, along with some interesting data which suggests that left-handedness may be associated with reduced life-span. Finally, several chapters discuss the implications of handedness patterns in non-clinical populations.

Esophageal And Gastric Disorders In Infancy And Childhood

Author: Holger Till
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642112021
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Esophageal anomalies and disorders in infancy and childhood include a wide spectrum of different diseases. These range from emergencies immediately after birth such as esophageal atresia (EA), necessitating an experienced team of neonatologists and pediatric surgeons, up to gastro-esophageal reflux disease in elder children, necessitating the pediatric gastroenterologist and visceral surgeon. In the last few years some fascinating pediatric surgical techniques have evolved, such as the thoracoscopic correction of EA or the FOKER technique for elongation in cases of long-gap, EA. Prof. Foker has developed this special traction technique and is the world's leading expert in long-gap EA.