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Three-dimensional geometrical models of the inguinal region. Towards a new stereology

  • Authors: Peri, D.; Pirrone, R.; Ardizzone, E.; Gaglio, S.; Gerbino, A.; Cappello, F.; Farina, F.; Marciano', V.; Palma, A.; Peri, G.
  • Publication year: 2003
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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In this work we studied the inguinal-abdominal region and the inguinal canal using three-dimensional geometrical models. We built the models through computer aided geometric modeling techniques on the basis of observations during real dissections, operations and diagnostic medical imaging. The obtained models show in a complete modular synthesis and with a schematic iconology the structural organization of the anatomical districts in a logic sequence of layers and topographic and spatial relationships among its components. The models represent an amazing support to anatomy and clinical anatomy for teaching and research purposes on organogenesis, surgery and diagnosis.