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Anatomy article structure

Articles pertaining to normal anatomy require a different structure, and the following subheadings are recommended:


As with all other articles, the introductory paragraph should introduce the anatomical term and aim to give an interesting summary. The first sentence should contain the title of the article in bold


  • location: (this first bullet point will depend on the anatomical structure)
  • blood supply:
  • nerve supply:
  • relations:

Gross anatomy

  • muscle and ligament attachments
Relations and/or Boundaries

Blood supply

Nerve supply

Lymphatic supply


Variant anatomy

Having information about normal variation as well as the frequency of such variation is key for radiological anatomy articles.

Radiographic features

Plain films
Nuclear medicine


Development, both fetal, neonatal and paediatric, is key to understanding pathology in children.

Related pathology

This section should include links to pertinent related pathology, particularly if the condition has an anatomical basis. 

  • usually best as a list

Related articles

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