Special Issue "Topographic Anatomy of the Human Body"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1010-660X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Michael L. Pretterklieber
Guest Editor
Medical University of Vienna, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Division of Anatomy, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: anatomic variation; topographic anatomy; comparative anatomy; cross-sectional anatomy; biomechanical phenomena; functional laterality; human development; larynx; musculoskeletal system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As topographic anatomy is the royal road for study and research, and has been my topic for forty years of work, it is a great pleasure for me to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. Moreover, it is still of the utmost value to base our research on perfect anatomic dissection. Thus, I await manuscripts which will fulfill this basic requirement, elucidating the detailed anatomy of any region of the human body, including anatomic variants and variations. As topographic anatomy is often equated with the term surgical anatomy, manuscripts considering the anatomic basis of surgical approaches or imaging techniques are also appreciated. Recalling the words of Joseph Hyrtl, one of the most famous Viennese anatomists, “Anatomy can exist without medicine, but medicine not without anatomy”, anatomists should remain conceited and certainly not reduce their duty to merely assisting clinical medicine. De jure acting as physicians “indirectly on the patients”, it is our experience that is of highest value for minimizing or even avoiding any unnecessary trauma.

Prof. Dr. Michael L. Pretterklieber
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • topographic anatomy
  • anatomic variation
  • surgical anatomy
  • cross-sectional anatomy
  • functional laterality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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