By Harold Ellis
This booklet has been written to aid applicants sitting their specialist exam in anaesthesia so they could have at their disposal the unique anatomical wisdom worthwhile for the day after day perform of anaesthesia. not like a textbook of anatomy, which needs to hide all elements of the physique with both exhaustive thoroughness, this publication concentrates relatively on parts of specified relevance to anaesthesia and issues out gains of functional significance to anaesthetic strategy. The textual content is split into 9 sections; the respiration pathway, the guts, the vertebral canal, the peripheral nerves; The Autonomic apprehensive procedure; The Cranial Nerves; The Orbit and its contents; The Anatomy of ache and Zones of Anaesthetic curiosity.
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51 52 The Respiratory Pathway (a) (b) (c) (d) Fig. 42 Chest drain insertion. (a) Local anaesthetic is inﬁltrated into an intercostal space. (b) After an incision is made, blunt dissection allows access to the pleura. (c) A ﬁnger is passed through the incision to clear lung away. (d) A chest tube is passed through the incision into the chest. Chest drain insertion (Fig. 42) Drainage of air or liquids such as blood from the pleura often requires the placement of a chest drain. Although a variety of sites for chest drainage have traditionally been used, currently the commonest appears to be the 5th intercostal space in the mid-axillary line.
Each has a lateral muscular process, into which are inserted the posterior and lateral cricoarytenoid muscles, and an anterior vocal process, which is the posterior attachment of the vocal ligament. The epiglottis is likened to a leaf. It is attached at its lower tapering end to the back of the thyroid cartilage by means of the thyro-epiglottic ligament. Its superior extremity projects upwards and backwards behind the hyoid and the base of the tongue, and overhangs the inlet of the larynx. The posterior aspect of the epiglottis is free and bears a bulge, termed the tubercle, in its lower part.
Difﬁculties in tracheal intubation Certain anatomical characteristics may make oral tracheal intubation difﬁcult. This is particularly so in the patient with a poorly-developed mandible and receding chin, especially in those subjects in which this is associated with a short distance between the angle of the jaw and the thyroid cartilage. A sagittal section through the head (Fig. 31) shows that the epiglottis becomes ‘tucked under’ the (a) (b) Fig. 31 (a) The position of the laryngoscope in the normal patient.
Anatomy for Anaesthetists by Harold Ellis