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Academic OB/GYN Podcast Episode 27 – Articles for November 2010

November 29, 2010 6 comments

Dr Paul Browne and I discuss articles from the Green and Grey of 2010, along with some interloping BMJ articles. Topics include The Big Homebirth Studies, The Goodness of Databases, Single Site Laparoscopy, and Reducing Induction before 39 weeks.

Academic OB/GYN Podcast Episode 27 – Journals for November 2010

5 Things I Learned From Netter

November 7, 2010 18 comments

I recently had the opportunity to go to the anatomy lab and help the first years go through the pelvic anatomy.  What a blast!  There is nothing like dissecting a cadaver to tune up one’s surgical anatomy skills, and helping young eager medical students through it is a great experience.

Prior to going into the lab, I spent many hours going through Netter’s atlas to brush up on the anatomy so I could accurately help the medical students.  Its amazing what one can learn reviewing what one used to know.  Here’s a few examples:

1. The small vessels we like to cut at cesarean have names, and we can avoid them.

Everybody that does cesarean deliveries knows that there are small vessels in the path of entry that sometimes get cut, but not everyone knows what they are called.  So for the record, the small vessels in the subcutaneous fat that get cut are superficial epigastrics (most people know this one) and the vessels that sometimes go during the lateral extension of the fascial incision are ascending branches of the deep circumflex iliac artery.  One can see that these ascending branches lie between above the transversalis muscle but beneath the obliques, which explains why sometimes taking the fascial layers separately allows one to miss them.  I’ve always felt that the routine sacrificing of these vessels was a surgical faux pas, and knowing this anatomy helps one to avoid it.

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Categories: Education, Gynecology
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