Normal Anatomic Relationships and Variants

  • Morton A. Meyers


A basic knowledge of normal anatomic relationships and variants is essential to understanding the effects of pathologic processes. Fundamental considerations include constant anatomic landmarks, variations in positions of structures, relationships maintained and bounded by peritoneal and fascial attachments, distribution of intraand extraperitoneal fat providing the contrasting interfaces of organ and viscus contours, and governance of the configuration of the hollow viscera by specific anatomic characteristics and general physical laws.


Adrenal Gland Inferior Vena Cava Superior Mesenteric Artery Left Kidney Plain Film 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton A. Meyers
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology, School of MedicineState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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