Nose & Sinuses

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Nose, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses


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  • 1. 
    In order to view the paranasal sinuses (on a skull) one should first identify the nasal conchae
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The maxillary sinus can enlarge and expand after the maxillary molars are extracted
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The sphenoid sinuses have numerous clusters of air cells
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The cribriform plate is a part of the ethmoid bone
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The respiratory epithelium has globlet cells that have hairlike projections
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The 3 nasal concha on each side of the nasal cavity all come from the ethmoid
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The choana is the area at the posterior end of the nasal septum
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The epithelium of the nasal cavity is all pseudostratified columnar epithelium
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The frontal and sphenoid sinuses cross over the midline
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The opening for the maxillary sinus is at the posterior inferior end of the iatus semilunaris
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of these statement is not true about the paranasal sinuses?
    • A. 

      They enlarge with age

    • B. 

      They are lined with respiratory epithelium

    • C. 

      The help to warm the air entering the nasal cavity

    • D. 

      They help to make bone lighter

    • E. 

      B and c are not true

  • 12. 
    The maxilla and ethmoidbones meet in the lateral wall of the nasal cavity.   Therre is a medial projection, the superior nsal conchae, where these bones meet
    • A. 

      Both statements are true

    • B. 

      The 1st is true, the 2nd is false

    • C. 

      The 1st is false, the 2nd is true

    • D. 

      Both statements are false

  • 13. 
    Each of the following can indicate a maxillary sinus infection.  Which one is the exception?
    • A. 

      Fliud filled sinus space

    • B. 

      Sinus openings are closed off

    • C. 

      Periodontal pocketing surrounding maxillary molars

    • D. 

      Pain in maxillary molar area

    • E. 

      Congestion or clogging in the nose and ear

  • 14. 
    The __________ and ethmoid form the  main part of the nasal septem
    • A. 

      Maxilla

    • B. 

      Sphenoid

    • C. 

      Vomer

    • D. 

      Posterior nasal septum

  • 15. 
    The naso lacrimal duct is located within the
    • A. 

      Inferior meatus

    • B. 

      Hiatus semilunaris

    • C. 

      Middle nasal conchae

    • D. 

      Choana

  • 16. 
    Which of these bones are found in the lateral wall of the nasal cavity?
    • A. 

      Ethmoid

    • B. 

      Maxilla

    • C. 

      Inferior nasal conchae

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The external nose has bony attachments to the
    • A. 

      Nasal bones

    • B. 

      Lacrimal bones

    • C. 

      Anterior nasal spine of the maxilla

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    The sphenoethmoidal recess is found in the _______________ portion of the nasal cavity
    • A. 

      Anterior-inferior

    • B. 

      Anterior-superior

    • C. 

      Posterior-inferior

    • D. 

      Posterior-superior

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The hiatus semilunaris is found in the
    • A. 

      Sphenoethmoidal recess

    • B. 

      Superior meatus

    • C. 

      Middle meatus

    • D. 

      Inferior meatus

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following opens into the inferior meatus?
    • A. 

      Frontal sinus

    • B. 

      Maxillary sinus

    • C. 

      Anterior ethmoid sinus

    • D. 

      Nasolacrimal duct

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of these teeth would not be found in proximity to the floor of the maxillary sinus?
    • A. 

      Maxillary 1st molar

    • B. 

      Maxillary lateral incisor

    • C. 

      Maxillary 1st premolar

    • D. 

      Maxillary 3rd molar

    • E. 

      They would all be close

  • 22. 
    The ethmoid bulla is found in the
    • A. 

      Inferior meatus

    • B. 

      Superior meatus

    • C. 

      Sphenoethmoidal recess

    • D. 

      Middle meatues

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    What is the superior anteroir opening in the haitus semilunaris?
    • A. 

      Opening of the frontal sinus

    • B. 

      Opening of the nasolacrimal duct

    • C. 

      Opening of anterior ethmoid air cells

    • D. 

      Opening of maxillary sinus

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The region where the nasal cavity becomes the nasal pharynx is known as the
    • A. 

      Choana

    • B. 

      Sphenoethmoidal recess

    • C. 

      Posterior nasal aperture

    • D. 

      A and b above

    • E. 

      A and c above

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