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Head and Neck surface anatomy and osteology

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  • Q1
    The main landmarks of the neck include
    The tip of the chin
    The sternocleidomastoid muscle
    The inferior border of the maxilla
    The temporal bone
    30s
  • Q2
    Where can a tracheostomy be performed?
    In the infrasternal notch
    Above the laryngeal prominence
    In the jugular notch
    Below the mastoid process
    30s
  • Q3
    The sternocleidomastoid muscle divides the neck into
    3 triangles
    2 triangles
    A superior anterior and an inferior anterior triangle
    30s
  • Q4
    The hyoid bone lies between
    The anterior aspect of the neck and the jaw
    The anterior aspect of the neck and the thyroid cartilage
    Th laryngeal prominence and the jaw
    30s
  • Q5
    The atypical cervical vertebrae include
    C1, C2, C7
    C1, C2, C5
    C1, C3, C5, C7
    C3-C6
    30s
  • Q6
    A typical cervical vertebrae has the following
    Odontoid processes, anterior and posterior arches
    Transverse process, odontoid process,
    Bifid spinous process, odontoid process, body
    A body, transverse processes, transverse foramina, uncus
    30s
  • Q7
    The atlanto-occipital joint
    Consists of the articulation of the head and the spine between the occipital condyles at the occipital bone and the superior facets of the atlas
    Is between the dens of C2 and the articular facet of C1 and is a synovial joint.
    Is a plane type synovial joint that is formed by the articulation of the inferior facets of C1 and superior facets of C2.
    30s
  • Q8
    Atlanto-axial joints
    Form between the axial and the atlas and are divided into two groups.
    Are divided into superior and inferior joints
    30s
  • Q9
    Medial atlanto-axial joint
    Is between the dens of C2 and the articular facet of C1
    Lies between the superior facets of C2 and the inferior facets of C1
    30s
  • Q10
    How many major ligaments can you expect to find in the cervical vertebrae?
    6, 4 of which are present throughout the vertebral column
    5, 3 of which are present throughout the vertebral column
    Only 2 as the ones present throughout the vertebral column become specialised when they reach the cervical region.
    30s
  • Q11
    Interspinous ligaments
    are found between the vertebrae bodies of adjacent vertebrae
    Allow pivoting movement of the spine
    are found between the spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae
    30s
  • Q12
    Ligamentum nuchae
    Is a continuation of the anterior longitudinal ligament and attaches to the intervertebral discs of vertebrae C1-C7
    Is a continuation of the posterior longitudinal ligament and attaches to the tips of the spinous processes of C1-C7
    Is a continuation of the spinous ligament and attaches to the tips of the spinous processes of C1-C7
    provides distal attachment of the rhomboids and trapezius muscles
    30s
  • Q13
    The transverse ligaments of the axis
    Connects the lateral masses of the axis
    None of the above
    Anchors the odontoid process in place.
    30s
  • Q14
    The posterior and anterior longitudinal ligaments
    Are continuous only in the cervical vertebrae
    Run along the length of the vertebral column
    Run along the anterior vertebral bodies and posterior the spinous processes.
    30s
  • Q15
    Ligamentum flavum
    Is found between C2 and C3
    Connects the spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae
    Connects the laminae of adjacent vertebrae
    30s

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