Test Taking Tips
Make sure that you are familiar with the Glasgow Coma Score prior to the test.
Review the neurosurgery section in the trauma chapter.
What components are present in the cranium?
Brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood vessels and blood volume, pathological volume (eg, neoplasm, hematoma, abscess, etc)
What may cause an increase in the brain tissue component (not including neoplasms)?
What can be given to decrease swelling due to edema?
What can be given to decrease the brain tissue component if swelling is caused by inflammation or perineoplastic syndrome?
What can be done to decrease the blood volume component?
What can be done to decrease the CSF component?
What can be done to decrease volume due to a mass lesion?
What is the Monro-Kelly doctrine?
True or false: CSF production rate is affected by intracranial pressure (ICP)?
What is the site of CSF production?
What is the name of the process that maintains cerebral blood flow at a constant rate despite changes in systemic blood pressure?
Define cerebral perfusion pressure:
Why do older people tend to be more tolerant of mass lesions?
What is a raised ICP with no mass lesion termed?
What is increased ventricular volume without increased intracranial pressure called?
What is a failure of proper capillary formation termed?
What is the risk of hemorrhage associated with an AVM?
What percentage of AVM-associated hemorrhages is classified as severe?
Cerebral angiogram demonstrating a frontal arteriovenous malformation filling from ...