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Cross Sections

Head and neck

In this chapter we explore the brain, the sensory organs, the skull as well as the different structures of the neck visible in a series of cross sections. More.
  1. Superior sagittal sinus level
    Structures at the level of the superior sagittal sinus.
  2. Frontal sinus level
    Structures of the brain at the level of the frontal sinus.
  3. Caudate nucleus level
    Horizontal level of the brain at the level of the caudate nucleus
  4. Thalamus level
    Structures of the brain, bony structures and muscles of the head.
  5. Optic chiasm level
    Structures of the brain at the level of the optic chiasm
  6. Maxillary sinus level
    Structures of the head at the level of the maxillary sinus
  7. Sigmoid sinus level
    Structures of the head at the level of the sigmoid sinus
  8. Tongue level
    Structures at the level of the tongue.
  9. 3rd cervical vertebra level
    Muscles, bones and vessels at the level of the third cervical vertebra
  10. 4th cervical vertebra level
    Structures at the level of the fourth cervical vertebra
  11. 6th cervical vertebra level
    Muscles and vessels at the level of the 6th cervical vertebra.
  12. 7th cervical vertebra level
    Structures at the lowest part of the neck

Upper extremity

In this chapter we see the bones, the muscles and the vessels of the upper extremity in the cross-sectional plane. More.
  1. Deltoid muscle level
    Bony elements and muscles of the upper arm
  2. Coracobrachialis muscle level
    Muscles and bones at the upper part of the arm
  3. Biceps brachii muscle level
    Structures of the arm at the level of the biceps brachii muscle.
  4. Brachialis muscle level
    Muscles, bones and vessels at the level of the brachialis muscle
  5. Olecranon fossa level
    Structures at the lowest part of the arm.
  6. Supinator muscle level
    Muscles and bones at the level of the supinator muscle.
  7. Flexor carpi ulnaris muscle level
    Structures of forearm at the level of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
  8. Pronator quadratus muscle level
    Muscles and bones at the lowest part of the forearm.
  9. Radiocarpal joint level
    Structures of the wrist at the level of the radiocarpal joint.
  10. Distal carpal row level
    Muscles and bones at the level of the distal carpal row.
  11. Carpometacarpal joints level
    Structures of the wrist at the level of the carpometacarpal joints.
  12. First metacarpal head level
    Structures of the hand at the level of the first metacarpal head.
  13. Hypothenar eminence level
    Cross section of the hand at the level of the hypothenar eminence.
  14. Metacarpophalangeal joints level
    Muscles and bones at the level of the metacarpophalangeal joints.

Thorax

In this chapter we will explore the organs of the thoracic cavity and the thoracic wall as seen in cross sections. More.
  1. 1st thoracic vertebra level
    Structures at the level of the first thoracic vertebra.
  2. 2nd thoracic vertebra level
    Structures at the level of the second thoracic vertebra
  3. 3rd thoracic vertebra level
    Lungs, important vessels, muscles and bones of the thorax.
  4. 4th thoracic vertebra level
    Structures at the level of the 4th thoracic vertebra
  5. 5th thoracic vertebra level
    Structures of the thorax at the level of the 5th thoracic vertebra
  6. Pulmonary veins level
    Structures of the thorax at the level of the pulmonary veins
  7. 7th thoracic vertebra level
    Lungs, vessels, muscles of the lower part of the thorax.
  8. 8th thoracic vertebra level
    Structures of the thorax at the level of the 8th thoracic vertebra
  9. 9th thoracic vertebra level
    Organs, muscles and bones at the level of the 9th thoracic vertebra.
  10. 10th thoracic vertebra level
    Cross section at the level of the 10th thoracic vertebra

Abdomen

In this chapter we will explore the abdominal organs as well as the muscles and bones of the abdominal wall through a series of cross sections. More.
  1. 11th thoracic vertebra level
    Viscera of the abdominal cavity, bones and muscles of the abdominal wall.
  2. 12th thoracic vertebra level
    Viscera and musculo-skeletal structures at the level of the 12th thoracic vertebra
  3. 1st lumbar vertebra level
    Structures at the level of the first lumbar vertebra
  4. 2nd lumbar vertebra level
    Cross section of the abdomen at the level of the second lumbar vertebra
  5. 3rd lumbar vertebra level
    Cross section of the abdomen at the level of the third lumbar vertebra
  6. 4th lumbar vertebra level
    Viscera, vessels and muscles at the fourth lumbar level

Male pelvis

In this set of cross sections we see the bones, muscles, organs, vessels and nerves of the male pelvis. More.
  1. 5th lumbar vertebra level
    Viscera and muscles at the upper part of the male pelvis
  2. Sacroiliac joint level
    Structures of the male pelvis
  3. Urinary bladder level
    Organs, muscles and bones of the male pelvis.
  4. Levator ani muscle level
    Muscles and bones at the lower part of the male pelvis

Female pelvis

In this set of cross sections we see the bones, muscles, organs, vessels and nerves of the female pelvis. More.
  1. Cauda equina level
    Structures of the upper part of the female pelvis.
  2. Coccyx level
    Organs of the female pelvis at the level of the coccyx.
  3. Rectum level
    Cross section of the female pelvis at the level of the rectum
  4. Vagina level
    Organs of the female pelvis

Lower extremity

In this chapter you will learn how to identify the structures of the lower extremity in the cross-sectional plane. More.
  1. Quadratus femoris muscle level
    Structures of the thigh and the pelvis at the level of the quadratus femoris muscle.
  2. Adductor brevis muscle level
    Muscles and vessels of the thigh at the level of the adductor brevis muscle.
  3. Adductor longus muscle level
    Detailed sectional anatomy of the thigh.
  4. Gracilis muscle level
    Muscles and bones of the thigh at the level of the gracilis muscle.
  5. Patella level
    Structures of the leg at the level of the patella
  6. Soleus muscle level
    Cross section of the leg at the level of the soleus muscle.
  7. Achilles tendon level
    Structures of the leg at the level of the Achilles tendon

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