New Edition
Last's Anatomy, International Edition,
Edition 12 Regional and Applied
By Chummy S. Sinnatamby, FRCS

Publication Date: 19 Apr 2011
This regional textbook of anatomy is aimed at trainee surgeons and medical students. Throughout it is rich in applied clinical content, knowledge of which is essential for both clinical examination and surgical procedures. Although regional in approach each chapter is structured to clearly explain the structure and function of the component systems. The author brings his continuing experience of teaching anatomy to trainee surgeons to ensure the contents reflects the changing emphasis of anatomical knowledge now required.

Key Features

  • Contents continues to evolve to reflect need of trainee surgeons preparing for the MRCS and similar examinations
  • Continued increase in clinical application and selectivity in anatomical detail
  • Further refinement of anatomical drawings

New Features

  • Contents continues to evolve to reflect need of trainee surgeons preparing for the MRCS and similar examinations.

  • Continued increase in clinical application and selectivity in anatomical detail.

  • Further refinement of anatomical drawings.
About the author
By Chummy S. Sinnatamby, FRCS, Formerly: Head of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons of England Member of Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England Examiner in Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Director of Studies in Anatomy, St Catharine’s College and Hughes Hall, Cambridge External Examiner in Anatomy, University of Cambridge External Examiner in Anatomy, Trinity College, University of Dublin
Table of Contents


Introduction to regional anatomy

1. Tissues and structures 1

2. Nervous system

3. Embryology

4. Anatomy of the child


Upper limb

1. Pectoral girdle

2. Shoulder

3. Axilla

4. Breast

5. Anterior compartment of the arm

6. Posterior compartment of the arm

7. Anterior compartment of the forearm

8. Posterior compartment of the forearm

9. Wrist and hand

10. Summary of upper limb innervation

11. Summary of upper limb nerve injuries

12. Osteology of the upper limb


Lower limb

1. Anterior compartment of the thigh

2. Medial compartment of the thigh

3. Gluteal region and hip joint

4. Posterior compartment of the thigh

5. Popliteal fossa and knee joint

6. Anterior compartment of the leg

7. Dorsum of the foot

8. Lateral compartment of the leg

9. Posterior compartment of the leg

10. Sole of the foot

11. Ankle and foot joints

12. Summary of lower limb innervation

13. Summary of lower limb nerve injuries

14. Osteology of the lower limb



1. Body wall

2. Thoracic wall and diaphragm

3. Thoracic cavity

4. Superior mediastinum

5. Anterior mediastinum

6. Middle mediastinum and heart

7. Posterior mediastinum

8. Pleura

9. Lungs

10. Osteology of the thorax



1. Anterior abdominal wall

2. Abdominal cavity

3. Peritoneum

4. Development of the gut

5. Vessels and nerves of the gut

6. Gastrointestinal tract

7. Liver and biliary tract

8. Pancreas

9. Spleen

10. Posterior abdominal wall

11. Kidneys, ureters and suprarenal glands

12. Pelvic cavity

13. Rectum

14. Urinary bladder and ureters in the pelvis

15. Male internal genital organs

16. Female internal genital organs and urethra

17. Pelvic vessels and nerves

18. Perineum

19. Male urogenital region

20. Female urogenital region

21. Pelvic joints and ligaments

22. Summary of lumbar and sacral plexuses


Head and neck and spine

1. General topography of the neck

2. Triangles of the neck

3. Prevertebral region

4. Root of the neck

5. Face

6. Scalp

7. Parotid region

8. Infratemporal region

9. Pterygopalatine fossa

10. Nose and paranasal sinuses

11. Mouth and hard palate

12. Pharynx and soft palate

13. Larynx

14. Orbit and eye

15. Lymph drainage of head and neck

16. Temporomandibular joint

17. Ear

18. Vertebral column

19. Osteology of vertebrae

20. Cranial cavity and meninges

21. Cranial fossae

22. Vertebral canal


Central nervous system

1. Forebrain

2. Brainstem

3. Cerebellum

4. Spinal cord

5. Development of the spinal cord and brainstem nuclei

6. Summary of cranial nerves

7. Summary of cranial nerve lesions


Osteology of the skull and hyoid bone

1. Skull

2. Hyoid bone

Biographical notes


Book Reviews
From a review of the previous edition: "well laid-out and the information is easy to understand with an excellent balance of detail, all of which aids memory. In summary, this is a superb new edition of Last's"
Book details
ISBN: 9780702033940
Page Count: 560
Retail Price : £29.99
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