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1

The superior angle of the scapula is at what vertebral level?

T2

2

The inferior angle of the scapula is at what vertebral level?

T8

3

The sternal angle is at what vertebral level?

T4/5

4

The subcostal plane is at what vertebral level?

L3

5

The nipples are at what intercostal level?

4th ICS

6

What are the surface markings of the pleura?

8th, 10th and 12th ribs

7

What are the surface markings of the lungs?

6th, 8th and 10th ribs

8

What are the surface markings of the oblique fissure?

Posterior: T4 in midline
Laterally: 5th rib
Anteriorly: 6th costal cartilage

9

What is the surface marking for the horizontal fissure?

Follows contour of 4th rib anteriorly

10

What is the surface marking of the umbilicus?

Inconsistent position- usually L3/4

11

What are the surface markings of the borders of the liver?

Upper border- 5th ICS
Lower border- from tip of 10th rib on right to just medial to mid clavicular line in the left ICS

12

What are the surface markings of the gallbladder?

9th costal cartilage

13

What are the surface markings of the spleen?

9-11th ribs

14

Where is McBurney's point? What is it?

On the right of the abdomen 1/3rd of the way between the ASIS and umbilicus.

Roughly corresponds to the most common location of the base of the appendix