How Well Do You Know About Intracranial Pressure? Trivia Quiz

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How Well Do You Know About Intracranial Pressure? Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is some sign of ICP?
  • 2. 
  • 3. 
    During an intramural baseball game, a player is hit in the side of the head, between the eye and the ear. He immediately loses consciousness, wakes up momentarily and then becomes comatose. He is rushed to the ER and is immediately given a CT scan. The scan shows a skull fracture and an accumulation of blood between the dura and the cranial bone on the side of his head, compressing his cerebrum. He is rushed to surgery where a hole is bored into his skull to relieve the pressure. After a few tense hours, he regains consciousness and has an uneventful recovery. The hemorrhage from the fracture would be described as:
    • A. 

      Subarachnoid

    • B. 

      Epidural

    • C. 

      Intracerebral

    • D. 

      Subdural

  • 4. 
    The presence of blood in a spinal tap taken from an individual with a closed head injury signals arterial bleeding into the:
    • A. 

      Epidural

    • B. 

      Subdural

    • C. 

      Pia

    • D. 

      Subarachnoid

  • 5. 
    Name the meninges.
  • 6. 
    The most likely source of blood in a patient with an epidural hemorrhage is:
    • A. 

      Middle meningeal artery

    • B. 

      Blood brain barrier

    • C. 

      Superior cerebral veins

    • D. 

      Choroid plexus

  • 7. 
    Cerebral perfusion pressure is the difference between mean arterial pressure and intracranial pressure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A patient is experiencing headaches once to several times per day every day over a few weeks, but then they vanish for months. What type of headache is this classified as?
    • A. 

      Migraine

    • B. 

      Tension headache

    • C. 

      Concussion

    • D. 

      Cluster headache

  • 9. 
    Mestastic tumors:
    • A. 

      Arise from neoplasms originating elswehere in the body

    • B. 

      Arise from abnormal proliferation of cells in the nervous system

    • C. 

      Are 5 to 10 times more common than all primary CNS tumors

  • 10. 
    The cerebral spinal fluid is produced in the ___________________.
  • 11. 
    Communicating hydrocephalus occurs when there is an obstruction of flow in ventricles or subarachnoid space
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    We measure intracranial pressure in stable patients by performing a ___________________________.
  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Hematoma

    • B. 

      Hydrocephalus

    • C. 

      Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

    • D. 

      Herniation

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Epidural hematoma

    • B. 

      Subdural hematoma

    • C. 

      Intraparenchymal hemmorhage

    • D. 

      Subarachnoid hemmorhage

  • 15. 
    A vascular malformation caused by abnormally dilated vascular cavities lined by one layer of endothelium.
    • A. 

      Cavernous malformations

    • B. 

      Anteriovenous malformations

  • 16. 
    A patient presents with small cysts in  muscles, headache, nausea, vomiting, and lymphocytic meningitis caused by ingestion of tapeworm in pork. What is this called?
    • A. 

      Cysticercosis

    • B. 

      Taxoplasmosis

    • C. 

      Creutzfekdt-Jakob disease

    • D. 

      Viral Encephalitis