Peter H Abrahams

Peter H Abrahams
Nanyang Technological University | ntu · LKC Medical school,

MBBS FRCS (Ed) FRCR DO(Hon) FHEA FRSA
Brunel medical school visiting professor

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Introduction
Peter H Abrahams currently works at the LKC Medical school,, Nanyang Technological University. Their current project is 'Nerve regeneration'.
Additional affiliations
April 1992 - June 1996
University of Cambridge
Position
  • C University Clinical anatomist
Description
  • I/C anatomy teaching for whole university

Publications

Publications (118)
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Objectif Typiquement, l’arche axillaire est définie comme un feuillet charnu allant du grand dorsal à la face antérieure de l’humérus. La phylogénie semble donner l’explication la plus pertinente et la plus plausible de cette variante anatomique en tant que vestige du panniculus carnosus. Cependant, les auteurs ne sont pas unanimes sur son origine....
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BACKGROUND: Venous anatomy of the digits and the hand is poorly reported in the literature compared to the arterial anatomy. While knowledge of the venous anatomy is crucial to ensure safe skin incisions, skin flap design or blood return restoration for digital replantations, data in anatomical and clinical textbooks is rather limited. The purpose...
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Introduction Typically, the axillary arch is defined as a fleshy slip running from latissimus dorsi to the anterior aspect of the humerus. Phylogeny seems to give the most relevant and plausible explanation of this anatomical variant as a remnant of the panniculus carnosus. However, authors are not unanimous about its origin. We report herein the i...
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The descriptive anatomy of the inferior epigastric, subscapular and internal thoracic vascular pedicles of domestic animals is not fully known. Improvement of our knowledge in this field could lead to better development of animal models for both pedagogical purposes and surgical experimentation. The objective of this comparative study was to descri...
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Background: The national ranking examination (NRE) marks the end of the second cycle (6th university year) of French medical studies and ranks students allowing them to choose their specialty and city of residency. We studied the potential predictive factors of success at the 2015 NRE by students attending a French School of Medicine. Methods: F...
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Alors que l’importance du rétablissement du retour veineux sur le pronostic des replantations digitales est fondamentale, l’anatomie veineuse de la main et des doigts est peu connue par rapport à l’anatomie artérielle. Les données disponibles dans la littérature sur le sujet sont rares. L’objectif de cette étude anatomique descriptive était d’étudi...
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Objectif Alors que l’importance du rétablissement du retour veineux sur le pronostic des replantations digitales est fondamentale, l’anatomie veineuse de la main et des doigts est peu connue par rapport à l’anatomie artérielle. Les données disponibles dans la littérature sur le sujet sont rares. L’objectif de cette étude anatomique descriptive étai...
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Purpose While anatomical variations of the subscapular vessels are frequently encountered during axillary dissection, little is found in the literature. The aim of this cadaveric study was to define arterial and venous anatomical variations and frequencies of the subscapular vascular pedicle and its terminal/afferent vessels in women. Methods We p...
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L’étude historique de la découverte et de la description des pédicules épigastriques inférieurs, subscapulaires, thoraciques internes et du lymphocentre inguino-fémoral nous a permis de comprendre les fondements sur lesquels reposent nos connaissances actuelles. La mise au point des techniques microchirurgicales dans les années 1960 a rendu possibl...
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Objectif L’anatomie descriptive des pédicules vasculaires épigastriques inférieurs, subscapulaires et thoraciques internes chez les mammifères domestiques est imparfaitement connue [1]. L’amélioration de nos connaissances dans ce domaine pourrait permettre de développer des modèles animaux destinés à la pédagogie et à l’expérimentation chirurgicale...
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Objectif L’état actuel des connaissances des variations anatomiques du pédicule subscapulaire et de ses branches terminales est insuffisant. Les études traitant des variations artérielles de ce pédicule sont rares, voire inexistantes en ce qui concerne les veines [1,2]. L’objectif de cette étude anatomique descriptive était d’étudier la fréquence d...
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For centuries, cadaveric material has been the cornerstone of anatomical education. For reasons of changes in curriculum emphasis, cost, availability, expertise, and ethical concerns, several medical schools have replaced wet cadaveric specimens with plastinated prosections, plastic models, imaging, and digital models. Discussions about the qualiti...
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Introduction: The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is a reliable and reproducible technique for autologous microsurgical breast reconstruction. Several recipient vessels sites for microvascular anastomosis have been described such as the internal thoracic vessels, the thoracodorsal vessels, and the circumflex scapular vessels. Nonet...
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Introduction: There are concerns regarding the anatomy knowledge amongst medical school graduates and foundation doctors. Clinical procedures performed without relevant anatomical knowledge could result in serious harm to patients. The aim of this quantitative study was to assess education provision in the domains of anatomy, radiology and practic...
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The safe and successful performance of a lumbar puncture demands a working and yet specific knowledge as well as competency in performance. This review aims to aid understanding of the knowledge framework, the pitfalls and complications of lumbar puncture. It includes special reference to three dimensional relationships, functional anatomy, imaging...
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Anatomy has traditionally been a cornerstone of medical education, which has been taught via dissection and didactic lectures. The rising prevalence of mobile tablet technology means medical software applications ("apps") play an increasingly important role in medical education. The applications highlighted in this article will aid anatomical educa...
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Warwick Medical School (WMS) has no dissection facilities; students travelled by coach to the nearest medical school. The "CoachPod" is a series of podcasts designed to prepare students for dissection whilst travelling to dissection lab classes. Each podcast was filmed a week prior to each session and uploaded to the WMS website for students in the...
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Objective Run a short course in microsurgery for medical students which aims to introduce the practical skills for suturing at a microscopic level and develop interest in specialties which use microsurgery. Methods A total of 4 microsurgery workshops were run between June 2012 and January 2013 under expert supervision. The workshops lasted 3 hours...
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The evidence for using surgical simulators in training and assessment is growing rapidly. A systematic review has demonstrated the validity of different simulators for a range of procedures. Research suggests that skills developed on simulators can be transferred to the operating theatre. The increased interest in simulation comes as a result of th...
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Background: Biomedical teaching has been revolutionized through multimedia and global collaboration. In a joint effort between Argentina and the UK, a Virtual Laboratory has been created for teaching morphological topics interactively pertaining to cell biology, histology and embryology intended for Health Science students at the National Universit...
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The safe and successful performance of pericardiocentesis demands a working and specific knowledge of anatomy. Misunderstanding of anatomy may result in failure or serious complications. This review attempts to aid understanding of the anatomical framework, pitfalls, and complications of pericardiocentesis. Pericardiocentesis is carried out for asp...
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The disciplines of anatomy and surgery are not dichotomous since one is dependent on the other. Traditionally, surgeons predominantly taught gross and clinical anatomy. In this review, we examine the context of how human anatomy is taught nowadays. In essence, we discovered that there are certain discernable trends consistently observable between t...
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A group of first year medical students at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore study anatomy in the Anatomy Museum at this institution. Using an anatomical model, students discuss the extraocular muscles with their lecturers Drs. Boon-Huat Bay (center) and Eng-Tat Ang (third from left). In this issue of ASE, D...
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The brachial plexus has posed problems for both students and teachers throughout generations of medical education. The anatomy is intricate, and traditional pictorial representations can be difficult to understand and learn. Few innovative teaching methods have been reported. The basic anatomy of the brachial plexus is core knowledge required by me...
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The Hebrew writings in early history are dedicated primarily to the explanations and elucidations of Jewish law. In the context of such laws, several medical and anatomical references are made that provide some clues to the medical practices of the day. In particular, this article serves to compile references made to surgical interventions within t...
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Over the past decade, the role of anatomical teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum has changed considerably. At some medical schools, active dissection of cadaveric specimens is gradually being replaced by prosection-based methods and other resources such as e-learning. Warwick Medical School has recently obtained a large collection of p...
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Today's medical students are faced with numerous learning needs. Continuously developing curricula have reduced time for basic science subjects such as anatomy. This study aimed to determine the students' views on the relevance of anatomy teaching, anatomical knowledge, and the effect these have on their career choices. A Likert scale questionnaire...
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Anatomy has historically been a cornerstone in medical education regardless of nation or specialty. Until recently, dissection and didactic lectures were its sole pedagogy. Teaching methodology has been revolutionized with more reliance on models, imaging, simulation, and the Internet to further consolidate and enhance the learning experience. More...
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Contralateral upper extremity weakness following resection of a frontal tumor is not unusual to neurosurgeons. The differential diagnosis is broad and includes postoperative brachial plexopathy, which is usually secondary to malpositioning. We report the first known case of postoperative brachial plexopathy secondary to sialadenitis. A 53-year-old...
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The safe and successful performance of a central venous catheterization (CVC) requires a specific knowledge of anatomy in addition to a working knowledge. Misunderstanding the anatomy may result in failure or complications. This review aims to aid understanding of the anatomical framework, pitfalls, and complications of CVC of the internal jugular...
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The safe and successful performance of a central venous catheterization (CVC) requires a specific knowledge of anatomy in addition to a working knowledge. Misunderstanding the anatomy may result in failure or complications. This review aims to aid understanding of the anatomical framework, pitfalls, and complications of CVC of the subclavian (SCV)....
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The ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block is safe, effective and easy to perform in order to provide analgesia for a variety of inguinal surgical procedures in pediatric patients. A relatively high failure rate of 10-25% has been reported, even in experienced hands. The aim of this study was to determine the exact anatomical position of the ilio...
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The safe and successful performance of a lumbar puncture demands a working and specific knowledge of anatomy. Misunderstanding of anatomy may result in failure or complications. This review attempts to aid understanding of the anatomical framework, pitfalls, and complications of lumbar puncture. It includes special reference to 3D relationships, fu...
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The safe and successful performance of a cricothyroidotomy demands a working and yet specific knowledge of anatomy. An ignorance or misunderstanding of anatomy may result in failure or complications. The Educational Affairs Committee of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists has highlighted the importance of clinical anatomy for several in...
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In 1813 Gantzer described 2 accessory muscles in the human forearm which bear his name (Wood, 1868; Macalister, 1875) and these have subsequently been reported with variable attachments (Wood, 1868; Macalister, 1875; Turner, 1879; Schäfer & Thane, 1894; Le Double, 1897; Dykes & Anson, 1944; Mangini, 1960; Malhotra et al. 1982; Kida, 1988; Tountas &...
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This paper by the Educational Affairs Committee of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) is a sequel to one published earlier, "A Clinical Anatomy Curriculum for the Medical Student of the 21st Century: Gross Anatomy" (AACA. 1996, Clin Anat. 9:71-99). In that curricular document a number of clinical procedures that apply gross anat...
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Summary This anatomic study describes the course and intracranial relations of the hypoglossal n. in 32 cadavers. The rootlets of the nerve emerged as a fan-shaped distribution (23.44%) or in two bundles (76.56%) and converged towards the hypoglossal canal in the subarachnoid space before piercing the dura mater. In 76.57% of cases the rootlets pie...
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This anatomic study describes the course and intracranial relations of the hypoglossal n. in 32 cadavers. The rootlets of the nerve emerged as a fan-shaped distribution (23.44%) or in two bundles (76.56%) and converged towards the hypoglossal canal in the subarachnoid space before piercing the duramater. In 76.57% of cases the rootlets pierced the...
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Riedel's lobe should be considered in all patients undergoing cross-sectional imaging. It may harbor a lesion that might not be demonstrated unless the most inferior aspect of the liver is imaged. We have tried to identify the prevalence of Riedel's lobe in a series of patients with normal abdominopelvic computed tomographic (CT) findings. We revie...
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In 1813 Gantzer described 2 accessory muscles in the human forearm which bear his name (Wood, 1868; Macalister, 1875; Testut, 1884; Le Double, 1897). The more frequent of the 2 accessory muscles or ‘accessorius ad pollicem’ was found to arise from the coronoid process of the ulna, coursing distally to attach into the flexor pollicis longus muscle (...
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In 1813 Gantzer described 2 accessory muscles in the human forearm which bear his name (Wood, 1868; Macalister, 1875; Testut, 1884; Le Double, 1897). The more frequent of the 2 accessory muscles or was found to arise from the coronoid process of the ulna, coursing distally to attach into the flexor pollicis longus muscle (flexor pollicis longus acc...
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In 1813 Gantzer described 2 accessory muscles in the human forearm which bear his name (Wood, 1868; Macalister, 1875) and these have subsequently been reported with variable attachments (Wood, 1868; Macalister, 1875; Turner, 1879; Schafer & Thane, 1894; Le Double, 1897; Dykes & Anson, 1944; Mangini, 1960; Malhotra et al. 1982; Kida, 1988; Tountas &...
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This case report represents the finding of an abnormal atlas vertebra during dissection of 34 cadavers. The case which we describe appeared to have an atlas with a mass at a position similar to that of a centrum. This mass may have been a developmental abnormality of the centrum of the atlas or may have represented a congenital abnormality, known a...