Human Malformations and Related Anomalies

Human Malformations and Related Anomalies

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Human Malformations, new reference work on birth defects is encyclopedic in scope, including all significant human anomalies. Divided into two volumes, volume I deals with the evaluation and understanding of birth defects. Contributors from embryology, experimental teratologgy, anthropology, genetics, and the medical specialities combine to give a broad perspective. The history of concepts about malformations is discussed, as well as cpntemporary principles and practice. volume II gives detailed accounts of human anomalies arranged by anatomical systems. Well organized, informtion on the incidence, diagnosis, pathogenesis, and causes of human anomalies are readily available. The occurence of each anomaly in various associations and syndromes is documented. Each chapter concludes with the natural history, approaches to treatment, and prevention strategies. Copiously illustrated with 850 photographs, anatomical drawings, and radiographs, over 8,000 references are cited, the volumes provide readers with a uniquely valuable and comprehensive .show more

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  • Hardback | 1800 pages
  • 226.06 x 289.56 x 83.82mm | 4,876.09g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195062329
  • 9780195062328

Table of contents

VOLUME I; 1. Causes of Human Anomalies: An Overview and Historical Perspective; 3. Understanding Human Embryonic Development; 4. The Contribution of Epidemiological Studies to Understanding Human Anomalies; 5. Contributions of Animal Studies to Understanding Human Anomalies; 6. The Genetic Basis for Human Anomalies; 7. The Environmental Basis for Human Anomalies; 8. Human Anomalies and Cultural Practices; 9. Providing Information for the Family; 10. The Implications of the Malformed Child for the Family and Society; 11. Prenatal Diagnosis; 12. An Approach to Postnatal Diagnosis; 13. The Importance of Measurements; 14. The Molecular Approach to Understanding Human Malformations; 15. Necropsy Future Directions and Expectations; VOLUME II; PART I: NERVOUS SYSTEM; Anatomical Landmarks; 1. Brain; 2. Brain and Spinal Cord; 3. Spinal Cord; 4. Eye; 5. External Ear; 6. Middle Ear; 7. Inner Ear; PART II: CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; 8. Heart; 9. Vascular System; 10. Lymphatic System; 11. Spleen; PART III: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; 12. Nose; 13. Lower Respiratory Organs; PART IV: DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; 14. Lips and Palate; 15. Teeth; 16. Tongue; 17. Pharynx, Esophagus, and Stomach; 18. Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas; 19. Small and Large Intestine; 20. Rectum, Anus; PART V: GENITOURINARY SYSTEM; 21. Kidneys, Urinary Bladder; 22. Male Sex Organs; 23. Female Sex Organs; PART VI: MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM; 24. Cranium; 25. Facial Bones; 26. Pectoral Girdle, Spine, Ribs, and Pelvic Girdle; 27. Limbs; 28. Hands and Feet; 29. Muscles; 30. Chest, Abdominal Wall, and Perineum; PART VII: INTEGUMENT; 31. Skin, Pigmentary Disorders; 32. Skin; 33. Dermatoglyphics; PART VIII: ENDOCRINE SYSTEM; 34. Endocrine Glands; PART IX; 35. Asymmetry; 36. Twins; 37. Umbilical Cordshow more