Head & Neck Anatomy

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Head & Neck Anatomy

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The facial nerve travels through the internal acoustic meatus. Which bone of the skull is this located in?

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Which embryological remnant might explain a central neck lump which ascends on tongue protrusion?

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The superior, middle and inferior thyroid veins are responsible for the venous drainage of the thyroid gland.

Where does the inferior thyroid vein empty into?

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Which of the following muscles receives somatic motor innervation from the accessory nerve?

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Which of the following is the most external layer of the scalp?

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Which vertebral level marks the inferior end of the pharynx?

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Which vertebral level marks the bifurcation of the common carotid arteries?

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In a scalp laceration, the resting tone of which muscle inhibits closure of the bleeding vessel and surrounding skin?

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Which of the following is not transmitted in the jugular foramina?

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Which embryological structure gives rise to the superior parathyroid glands?

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What is the main arterial supply to the parathyroid glands?

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Which embryological structure gives rise to the superior parathyroid glands?

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Where in the brainstem does the glossopharyngeal nerve arise?

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During a thyroidectomy, the inferior thyroid artery is identified and ligated. Which vessel directly gives rise to the inferior thyroid artery?

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Which of the following is an extracranial branch of the facial nerve?

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Where does the facial nerve divide into the five terminal motor branches?

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The trigeminal nerve gives rise to three main divisions. Which branch is the only one to contain motor fibres?

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The spinal part of the accessory nerve arises from which spinal segments?

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Which nerve branches within the parotid gland?

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Which of the following does not contribute to the floor of the middle cranial fossa?

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Which bone forms the posterior border of the posterior cranial fossa?

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The maxillary nerve exits the cranium through which structure?

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Which of the following does not contribute to the floor of the posterior cranial fossa?

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Which muscle of the pharynx is innervated by the glossopharyngeal nerve?

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In a scalp laceration, the resting tone of which muscle inhibits closure of the bleeding vessel and surrounding skin?

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What is the most internal layer of the scalp?

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What is the most internal layer of the scalp?

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Which part of the anterior cranial fossa is most likely to fracture?

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Which anatomical landmark marks the boundary between the oropharynx and laryngopharynx?

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Enlarged nasopharyngeal tonsils are termed adenoids

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Which nerve provides innervation to the area of the scalp behind the pinna?

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A surgeon is performing a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hypercalcaemia.

They make an incision in the neck and dissect down to the thyroid gland.

On which surface of the thryoid are the parathyroid glands usually located?

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What is the main arterial supply to the parathyroid glands?

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Which embryological remnant might explain a central neck lump which ascends on tongue protrusion?

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Which cranial foramina allows the spinal component of the accessory nerve to enter the cranial cavity?

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Which of the following bones does NOT contribute to the floor of the anterior cranial fossa?

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Which structure forms the anterolateral border of the middle cranial fossa?

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The superior, middle and inferior thyroid veins are responsible for the venous drainage of the thyroid gland.

Where does the inferior thyroid vein empty into?

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During a thyroidectomy, the inferior thyroid artery is identified and ligated.

Which vessel directly gives rise to the inferior thyroid artery?

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Which vein is responsible for venous drainage of the parotid gland?

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Which of the following does the middle meningeal artery travel through?

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The trigeminal nerve provides innervation to muscles from which pharyngeal arch?

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Which of the following structures can be found immediately superior to the parotid gland?

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Glossopharyngeal nerve palsy can occur as a result of multiple sclerosis. In such a case, what would be the expected finding on examination of the tongue?

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Which anatomical landmark marks the boundary between the oropharynx and laryngopharynx?

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What is the main function of the recurrent laryngeal nerve?

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Which nerve provides innervation to the area of the scalp behind the pinna?

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Which bone makes up the majority of the lateral boundary of the anterior cranial fossa?

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What are the functions of the vagus nerve?

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Which muscle of the pharynx is innervated by the glossopharyngeal nerve?

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