Lab 1 Optional Surface Anatomy Exercise:

Location of Viscera on the Back

  • Outline the right and left lungs on the back by beginning opposite the spine of T1, and continuing down to T10 on both sides.

Note that the level of the 4th thoracic spine marks the separation of the upper and lower lobes of the lungs.

  • Mark the location of the kidneys behind and below the 11th and 12th ribs.
  • Add the location of the spleen behind the 9th and 10th ribs on the left (adjacent to the left kidney).

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Updated 09/25/13 - Velkey