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Head Mnemonics

Nerves
Cranial Nerves
I-optic, II-olfactory, III-oculomotor, IV-trochlear, V-trigeminal, VI-abducens, VII-facial,
VIII-acoustic (vestibulocochlear), IX-glossophrayngeal, X-vagus, XI-spinal accessory,
XII-hypoglossal
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You have I nose. You have II eyes. (I Olfactory; II Optic)

Motor and Sensory nerves


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Innervation of Extraocularmotor Muscles


LR6 (SO4) 3
LR6Lateral rectus> VI abductens
SO4Superior Oblique> IV Trochlear
3The remaining 4 eyeball movers = III

Branches of Facial Nerve after Stylomastoid foramen


From superior to inferior:
Temporal branch
Zygomatic branch
Buccal branch
Mandibular branch
Cervical branch
(Posterior Auricular nerve)
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PAssing Through Zanzibar By Motor Car (PA for Posterior Auricular).


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Cervical Spinal Nerves


C3-4-5 keeps the phrenic alive (innervation of phrenic nerve)
C3-4-5 keep the diaphragm alive (innervation of diaphragm)
C5-6-7 raise your arms to heaven (nerve roots of long thoracic nerve innervate serratus
anterior)

V3 innervated muscles
Mylohyoid
Anterior digastric
Muscles of Mastication
Tensor veli palatini
Tensor tympani
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V3: sensory branches


Buccal
Auriculotemporal
Inferior alveolar
Lingual
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Lacrimal nerve course


Lacrimals story of 8 Ls
Lacrimal nerve runs on Lateral wall of orbit above Lateral rectus, then Lets
communicating branch join in, then supplies Lacrimal gland, then Leaves it and supplies
Lateral upper eye Lid!

CN VII innervated muscles (branchial arch 2 derivatives)


Facial expression muscles:
Posterior belly of digastric
Stapedius
Stylohyoid
Imagine someone making the facial expression to say PSS

Scalp: nerve supply


Greater occipital/ Greater auricular
Lesser occipital
Auriculotemporal
Supratrochlear
Supraorbital
GLASS

Bones/Spaces
Cranial bones
Parietal Ethmoid Sphenoid Temporal Occipital Frontal
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The 6 just reminds that theres 6 of them to remember.


Occipital Parietal Frontal Temporal Ethmoid Sphenoid
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Parietal Occipital Frontal Sphenoid Temporal Ethmoid
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Orbit: bones of medial wall


Maxilla (frontal process)
Lacrimal
Ethmoid
Sphenoid (body)
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Foramen spinosum
Location on base of skull Foramen spinosum is adjacent to the spine of sphenoid.

Cavernous sinus contents


Occulomotor nerve (III)
Trochlear nerve (IV)
Ophthalmic nerve (V1)
Maxillary nerve (V2)
Carotid artery
Abducent nerve (VI)
O TOM CAT
O TOM are lateral wall components, in order from superior to inferior. CA are the
components within the sinus, from medial to lateral. CA ends at the level of T from O
TOM.
T: When written, connects to the T of OTOM.

Cartilage derivatives of 1st pharyngeal arch (mandibular)


Incus
Malleus
Anterior ligament of malleus
Spine of sphenoid
Sphenomandibular ligament
Genial tubercle of mandible

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Muscles
Face muscles groups cranial innervation
Mandibular nerve: Mastication.
Facial nerve: Facial expression.

Pterygoid muscles
Function of Lateral vs Medial: Look at how your jaw ends up when saying first syllable
of Lateral or Medial:
La: your jaw is now open, so Lateral pterygoid opens mouth.
Me: your jaw is still closed, so Medial pterygoid closes the mandible.

Eye rotation by oblique muscles


Inferior oblique: Lateral eye rotation
Superior oblique: Medial eye rotation
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Extrinsic muscles of tongue [for pro soccer fans] Paris St. Germains Hour:
Palatoglossus
Styloglossus
Genioglossus
Hyoglossus
PSG is a French soccer team (foreign), hence extrinsic comes to mind.

Vessels
Maxillary artery branches

Deep auricular
Anterior tympanic
Middle meningeal
Inferior alveolar
Accessory meningeal
Masseteric
Pterygoid
Deep temporal
Buccal
Sphenopalatine
Descending palatine
Infraorbital
Posterior superior alveolar
Middle superior alveolar
Pharyngeal
Anterior superior alveolar
Artery of the pterygoid canal
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Neck Mnemonics
Vessels
Subclavian artery branches
Vertebral artery
Thyrocervical trunk
Inferior thyroid
Superficial cervical
Suprascapular
Costocervical

Superior intercostal
Deep cervical
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External carotid artery branches


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Superior thyroid
Ascending pharyngeal
Lingual
Facial
Occiptal
Posterior auricular
Maxillary
Superficial temporal
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Nerves
Cervical plexus
Arrangement of the important nerves GLAST
4 compass points: clockwise from north on the right side of neck:
Great auricular (North)
Lesser occipital (East)
Accessory nerve (pops out between L and S)
Supraclavicular (South)
Transverse cervical (West)

Muscles

Hyoid bone: muscle attachments


Constricter (middle)
Hyoglossus
Digastric
Stylohyoid
Geniohyoid
Myloyoid
Thyrohyoid
Omohyoid
Sternohyoid
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The first sentence is for 6 muscles attaching superiorly, the second sentence is for 3
muscles attaching inferiorly. Both sentences are in order from lateral to medial.

Other
Thoracic Duct Location
The duck is between two gooses (duck = thoracic duct)
2 gooses = azyGOUS and esophaGOUS

Carotid sheath contents


I See 10 CCs in the IV
I See (I.C.) = Internal Carotid artery
10 = CN 10 (Vagus nerve)
CC = Common Carotid artery
IV = Internal Jugular Vein