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Anatomy Questions (4) for USMLE, MCCEE, PLAB, FCPS, PDMC,MRCP………

A 28 year-old man has a minor injury as a result of motor car accident. He complains of severe pain due to a scratch on his scalp across the front hairline.

Which of these nerves is responsible for this pain?

A-Trigeminal nerve

B-Facial nerve

C-Vagus nerve

D-Oculomotor nerve

E-Orbital nerve

The anterior scalp at this area is innervated by the ophthalmic branch of trigeminal nerve.

The correct answer is A

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One Comment

  1. Very interesting question! I knew had a lot of nerves in the body but never knew how many. I have never heard of the Trigeminal nerve. When I looked it up it said that, its called this because there are 3 branches for facial sensation which would explain the pain that the man is experiencing from the motor accident. Very good post! I learned something new today.

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