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1

What are the 5 layers of the scalp?

Skin
Connective tissue
Aponeurosis
Loose connective tissue
Periosteum

2

What are the 4 methods of local anaesthesia?

topical
local infiltration
nerve block
field block

3

In which groups of patients is lidocaine excretion reduced?

liver, renal, cardiac failure, in the young and the elderly

4

What is the maximum safe dose of lidocaine?

50ml 1%

5

What is the purpose of adrenaline?

prolongs anaesthesia and reduces bleeding

6

What is the standard method of removal of most skin lesions?

elliptical biopsy