Cavernous sinus contents 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.
Occulomotor nerve (III)
Trochlear nerve (IV)
Ophthalmic nerve (V1)
Maxillary nerve (V2)
Abducent nerve (VI)
T: When written, connects to the T of OTOM.
Facial bones "Virgil Can Not Make My Pet Zebra Laugh!":
Cranial bones "Fraternity Parties Occasionally Teach Spam Etiquette":
· The first two letters of each bone:
Superior mediastinum contents "BATS & TENT":
Arch of aorta
Superior vena cava
Nerves (vagus & phrenic)
Femoral triangle: contents NAVY:
· In order from lateral to medial:
Y of the groin
· Alternatively: Y = Y-fronts [male underwear].
Carpal bones "The boat sailed to the moon with
3 pEas in a rOw, at the wheel was Captain Hook":
· Carpal bones in order of occurrence:
Boat is scaphoid. Moon is lunate. 3 is triquetrum. Peas is pisiform (stressing
the E sound for trapezium). Row is trapezoid (stressing the O for trapezOid).
Captain is capitate. Hook is hamate (hamate has the hook).
Internal iliac artery: anterior branches What Bill admitted
to Hilary: "I Milked Our Insatiable Intern's Udders Under the Desk":
Inferior vesical artery
Internal pudendal artery
U/D=Uterine artery (female)/ Deferential artery
Facial nerve: branches after Stylomastoid foramen "Ten Zulus Buggered My Cat (Painfully)":
· From superior to inferior:
(Posterior auricular nerve)
· Alternatively: "PAssing Through Zanzibar By Motor
Car" (PA for Posterior Auricular).
Sperm pathway through male reproductive tract "STaRT DEEP--VD!":
· Sperm duct system progression, from smallest to largest:
ST: Seminiferous Tubules
RT: Rete Testes
DE: Ductus Efferentes
VD: Vas Deferens
Horner's syndrome components SPAM:
Sunken eyeballs/ Symphathetic plexus (cervical) affected
Spermatic cord contents "Piles Don't Contribute To A Good Sex Life":
Artery of the ductus deferens
Genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve
Sympathetic nerve fibers
Maxillary artery branches "DAM I AM Piss Drunk But Stupid Drunk I Prefer, Must Phone Alcoholics Anonymous":
Posterior superior alveolar
Middle superior alveolar
Anterior superior alveolar
Artery of the pterygoid canal
Interossei muscles: actions of dorsal vs. palmar in hand "PAd and DAb":
The Palmar Adduct and the Dorsal Abduct.
· Use your hand to dab with a pad.
V3 innervated muscles (branchial arch 1 derivatives) "M.D. My TV":
Mastication [masseter, temporalis, pterygoids]
Digastric [anterior belly]
tensor Veli palatini
CN VII innervated muscles (branchial arch 2 derivatives)
"Imagine someone making the facial expression to say 'PSS...' ":
Facial expression muscles
Posterior belly of digastric
Sperm pathway through male reproductive tract SEVEN UP:
Thoracic cage: relations to the important venous structures
Behind the sternoclavicular joints: the brachiocephalic veins begin.
Behind the 1st costal cartilage on the right the superior vena cava
Behind the 2nd costal cartilage on the right the azygos vein ends.
Behind the 3rd costal cartilage on the right the superior vena cava ends.
Carpal bones "Scottish Lads Take Prostitutes To The Caledonian Hotel":
· Proximal row, then distal row:
· Alternatively: "Students Like Taking Prostitutes To The Carelton Hotel".
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