Understanding the anatomy of the optic nerve and visual pathways is important for understanding how lesions in different locations will cause differential visual field defects. This article provides a brief overview of common visual field defects and the lesions associated with them.
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This article discusses the anatomy of the abdominal wall, anatomy of the rectus sheath and common abdominal surgical incision types (Midline, Paramedian, Pararectal, Gridiron, Lanz, Pfannenstiel, Transverse, Kocher).
This article explains the dermatomes and myotomes of the human body, with an included dermatome map. Examining myotomes and dermatomes is a vital part of a thorough neurological examination, particularly when a patient has a spinal cord injury.
This article outlines the anatomy of the eye and bony orbit. It also discusses the visual pathways and visual field defects.
Plastic surgery is one of the most diverse and exciting of all the surgical disciplines but at times rather mysterious and a little misunderstood. In this article, I aim to introduce you to the basics of a discipline that has kept me interested and learning for the last 20 years.
An overview of burns, including assessment and management.
An overview of necrotising fasciitis, including symptoms, signs, investigations and management.
This is an introduction to basic suturing skills. Here we discuss the equipment required, principles of wound management and the technique you should adopt for performing simple interrupted sutures.
A step by step guide to performing ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) measurement in an OSCE setting.
Abdominal X-rays (AXRs) are a commonly performed radiological investigation that you’ll be expected to be capable of interpreting . Therefore before hitting the wards as doctors it is essential that you develop the ability to interpret abdominal x-rays.
A quick overview of epistaxis, covering symptoms, signs and management.
A succinct explanation of hernias, including anatomy of the inguinal canal, causes and management. We also discuss ways to clinically differentiate direct and indirect inguinal hernias.