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Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 224   |  Last updated: Sep 28, 2015
  • Sample Question
    A 45-year-old patient with breast cancer subsequently develops metastases in her vertebral column. The most direct route for spread of the tumor to the vertebral column was via: 



Questions: 13  |  Attempts: 220   |  Last updated: Oct 15, 2015
  • Sample Question
    During recovery from a gunshot wound of the right pelvis, the patient notices a sway in his gait. When he lifts his left foot off of the ground, his pelvis dips down on the left side. The nerve that appears to have been injured is the: _________



Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 217   |  Last updated: Oct 27, 2015
  • Sample Question
    Following thyroid surgery, it was noted that a patient frequently aspirated fluid into her lungs. Upon examination it was determined that the area of the piriform recess above the vocal fold of the larynx was numb. What nerve may have been injured?




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  • A 45-year-old patient with breast cancer subsequently develops metastases in her vertebral column. The most direct route for spread of the tumor to the vertebral column was via: 
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  • In the process of doing an axillary lymph node dissection in a 50 year-old patient, the surgery resident cleans the space between the pectoralis major and minor muscles, in an attempt to remove all of the lateral pectoral lymph nodes. Upon recovery it is noted that the patient's lower pectoralis major is paralyzed. The nerve most likely injured is the: 
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  • In lymphatic drainage of the breast, the major portion (about 75%) enters eventually into which group of nodes? 
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  • During recovery from a gunshot wound of the right pelvis, the patient notices a sway in his gait. When he lifts his left foot off of the ground, his pelvis dips down on the left side. The nerve that appears to have been injured is the: _________

  • If the head of the femur is dislocated postero-medially, compression of which nerve is likely to result? 

  • When the femur is fractured, the broken distal end often turns posteriorly to enter the popliteal fossa due to muscle traction. Because of its position deepest in the fossa, which structure is most vulnerable to laceration? 

  • Following thyroid surgery, it was noted that a patient frequently aspirated fluid into her lungs. Upon examination it was determined that the area of the piriform recess above the vocal fold of the larynx was numb. What nerve may have been injured?

  • The vocalis muscle is most responsible for the fine control of phonation because of its attachment into the: ________

  • Twenty-four hours following a partial thyroidectomy where the inferior thyroid artery was also ligated (tied off), the patient now spoke with a hoarse voice (whisper), and had difficulty in breathing. Which nerve was injured?

  • A worker falls from a height and lands on his feet. Radiographs reveal a fracture of the sustentaculum tali. The muscle passing immediately beneath it that would be adversely affected is the: ___________

  • A patient has stepped on a board with a long nail sticking up from it, and the nail penetrated the patient's foot between the bases of the first and second metatarsals. What artery is most likely injured at this location? 

  • While walking barefoot on the beach in Pattaya following final exams, a medical student steps on a sharp shell which punctures the sole of her foot. She notices that she can no longer spread her toes apart (without using her hands, that is). Which nerve must have been injured?