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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Medical Mnemonics Part 2

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Descending abdominal aorta branches from diaphragm to iliacs - "Prostitutes Cause Sagging Swollen Red Testicles [in men] Living In Sin":

Phrenic [inferior]
Superior mesenteric
Suprarenal [middle]
Testicular ["in men" only]
Inferior mesenteric

Knowledge Level 2, System: Cardiovascular
Josser Mt. Sinai Medical School

External carotid artery branches - "Some Anatomists Like F*#king, Others Prefer S & M":

Superior thyroid
Ascending pharyngeal
Posterior auricular
Superficial temporal

Knowledge Level 2, System: Cardiovascular
Anonymous Contributor

Femoral triangle: arrangement of contents

From lateral hip towards medial navel:

Nerve (directly behind sheath)
Artery (within sheath)
Vein (within sheath)
Empty space (between vein and lymph)
Lymphatics (with deep inguinal node)

Nerve/Artery/Vein are all called Femoral.

Knowledge Level 1, System: Cardiovascular
Andrew J. Vasil UMD School of Medicine, Duluth, MN

Heart valve sequence - "Try Pulling My Aorta":


Knowledge Level 1, System: Cardiovascular
Michael Franco Melbourne University, Australia

Inferior vena cava tributaries - "I Like To Rise So High":

Hepatic vein.

Think of the IVC wanting to rise high up to the heart.

Knowledge Level 3, System: Cardiovascular
Usman Ahmad KMC

Internal iliac artery: anterior branches

What Bill admitted to Hilary: "I Milked Our Insatiable Intern's Udders Under the Desk":

Inferior gluteal
Middle rectal
Inferior vesical artery
Internal pudendal artery
U/D=Uterine artery (female)/ Deferential artery (male)

Knowledge Level 4, System: Cardiovascular
Anonymous Contributor

Internal jugular vein: tributaries - "Medical Schools Let Confident People In":

From inferior to superior:

Middle thyroid
Superior thyroid
Common facial
Inferior petrosal sinus

Knowledge Level 6, System: Cardiovascular
LaShawn A. Weaver Medical University of South Carolina

Liver: side with ligamentum venosum/ caudate lobe vs. side with quadrate lobe/ ligamentum teres - "VC goes with VC":

The Venosum and Caudate is on same side as Vena Cava [posterior]. Therefore, quadrate and teres must
be on anterior by default.

Knowledge Level 4, System: Cardiovascular
Robert O'Connor University College Dublin

Lung lobe numbers: right vs. left Hi Yield [ID 79]
Tricuspid heart valve and tri-lobed lung both on the right side.
Bicuspid and bi-lobed lung both on the left side.
Knowledge Level 1, System: Cardiovascular
Robert O'Connor University College Dublin

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