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1

The dura and arachnoid end inferiorly on what level

Lower border of S2 vertebra

2

The spinal cord ends inferiorly on what level in adults?

L1

3

Lymph vessels from the skin of the neck drain into what node?

Cervical nodes

4

Lymph vessels from the trunk above the iliac crests drain into what node?

Axillary nodes

5

Lymph vessels from below the iliac crests drain into what node?

Superficial Inguinal Nodes

6

Nerve roots below the level where the spinal cord terminates form this stucture

Cauda Equina

7

Prolongation of the pia mater from the apex of the spinal cord, and attached to the coccyx

Filum Terminale

8

Inferior part of the spinal cord which is tapering is called?

Conus medullaris

9

Most common intervertebral discs susceptible to herniation?

Cervicothoracic junction, lumbosacral junction
Logic: Mobile meets immobile

10

In intervertebral disc herniation, the nucleus propulsus moves to what direction?

Posteriorly

11

Anterior and Posterior Root of spinal cord transmit sensory or motor fibers?

Anterior - Motor
Posterior - Sensory
(AMPS)

12

Excessive vertical force causing disruption of ring of atlas and displacement of fragments laterally

Jefferson's Fracture

13

Severe extension of the neck may cause fracture of the pedicles of the axis known as?

Hangman's Fracture

14

The pathologic part of the vertebra in congenital spondylolisthesis

Pedicle

15

The pathologic part of the vertebra in degenerative spondylolisthesis

Intervertebral disc