Neurosurgery

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melmoon
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Neurosurgery
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2012-05-01 20:39:11
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Surgical Specialities & Procedures-Neurosurgery
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  1. The most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage is:
    Hypertension
  2. A tumor arising from the covering of the brain is a:
    Meningioma
  3. An encapsulated collection of blood over a cerebral hemisphere, producing intracrainal pressure, is called a/an:
    Subdural hematoma
  4. Surgical trauma to the first & second cranial nerves would cause the loss of smell &:
    Sight
  5. Meniere's disease is associated with which cranial nerve?
    VIII
  6. The cause of arteriovenous malformations is a/an:
    Congenital defect
  7. The procedure that involves freeing up a nerve from adhesions for restoration of function is called:
    Neurolysis
  8. The incomplete closure of the vertebral arches in the newborn is:
    Spina bifida
  9. The surgical resection of the dorsal root of a spinal nerve to relieve pain is called:
    Rhizotomy
  10. A procedure to remove intractable pain due to terminal cancer is:
    Cordotomy
  11. A Gigli saw is used during a/an:
    Craniotomy
  12. Repair of a cranial defect is called:
    Cranioplasty
  13. Burr holes are created for all of the following pathologies EXCEPT:
    Dysraphism
  14. Compression of the median nerve of the wrist is relieved by performing a/an:
    Carpal tunnel release
  15. A self-retaining neurosurgical retractor is:
    Leyla-Yasargil
  16. The procedure to treat hydrocephalus is:
    Shunt
  17. All of the following agent control bleeding in the skin & glia EXCEPT:
    Thrombin
  18. The procedure to treat trigeminal neuralgia is:
    Decompression
  19. Posterior fossa exploration is facilitated through a ______ approach.
    Suboccipital
  20. All of the following are used to attain hemostasis during neurosurgery EXCEPT:
    Monopolar electrosurgery
  21. The self-retaining retractor used during a lumbar laminectomy is:
    Beckman
  22. A diagnostic study involving the injection of radiopaque dye into the spinal subarachnoid space is a/an:
    Myelogram
  23. A type of scalp clips is:
    Raney
  24. All of the following instruments could be used during a laminectomy EXCEPT:
    Burr
  25. The dura mater is closed with:
    4-0 silk
  26. Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy is performed for:
    Pituitary tumor
  27. The condition of premature closure of the infant suture lines is called:
    Craniosynostosis
  28. During a craniotomy, the instrument commonly used to separate the dura from the cranium is a/an:
    Penfield dissector
  29. Where is the catheter placed when performing the procedure to treat hydrocephalus?
    Lateral ventricle
  30. Which of the following is an approach to the sella turcica for a transsphenoidal hypophysectomy?
    Upper gum margin

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