Gross anatomy of superficial fascia and future localised fat deposit areas of the abdomen in foetus

Kumar, Pramod and Pandey, Arvind Kumar and Kumar, Brijesh and Aithal, Shrinivas K and Dsouza, Antony Sylvan (2013) Gross anatomy of superficial fascia and future localised fat deposit areas of the abdomen in foetus. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 46 (3). pp. 529-532. ISSN 0970-0358

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Background: The development and popularity of body contouring procedures such as liposuction and abdominoplasty has renewed interest in the anatomy of the superficial fascia and subcutaneous fat deposits of the abdomen. The study of anatomy of fascia and fetal adipose tissue was proposed as it may be of value in understanding the possible programing of prevention of obesity. Objectives: The present study was undertaken to understand the gross anatomy of superficial fascia of abdomen and to study the gross anatomy of future localized fat deposits (LFDs) area of abdomen in fetus. Materials and Methods: Four fetus (two male & two female) of four month of intrauterine life were dissected. Attachments & layers of superficial fascia and future subcutaneous fat deposit area of upper and lower abdomen were noted. Results: Superficial fascia of the abdomen was multi layered in mid line and number of layers reduced laterally as in adult. The future abdominal LFD (localized fat deposits) area in fetus shows brownish-white blubbary tissue without well-defined adult fat lobules. Conclusion: The attachment and gross anatomy of superficial fascia of the fetus was similar to that in adults. The future LFD areas showed brownish white blubbary tissue with ill-defined fat lobules

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Localised fat deposits; obesity; subcutaneous fat; superficial fascia
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Physics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 09:52
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 09:52

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