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

Q- 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 the following nerves is responsible for this pain?

A- Trigeminal nerve

B- Facial nerve

C- Vagus nerve

D- Oculomotor nerve

E- Orbital nerve

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

Q- Which one of the following conditions is characterized by placidity, psychic blindness and hyper-metamorphosis due to bilateral lesions of the amygdala and hippocampus?

A- Kluver-Bucy Syndrome

B- Korsakoff Syndrome

C- Multiple Sclerosis

D- Post-pneumococcal meningitis

A- Kluver-Bucy Syndrome- It also presents with increased oral exploratory behavior, hypersexuality and anterograde amnesia.

Q- Which one of the following structure is considered a major intraperitoneal organ (suspended by a mesentery)?

A- Ascending colon

B- Descending colon

C- Inferior vena cava

D- Right kidney

E- Spleen

E- Spleen- A and B are major secondary retroperitoneal organs (lost mesentery during development) while C and D are major primary retroperitoneal organs (never has mesentery).


1 thought on “Anatomy Questions (4) for USMLE, MCCEE, PLAB, FCPS, PDMC,MRCP………”

  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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