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Neurosurgery quiz

If you want to test your neurosurgical knowledge, have a go at this quiz!

Answers at the bottom of the page


1) Identify the blank label

2) Identify the blank label

3) A gliobastoma is defined as:

A) Grade II astrocytoma

B) Grade IV astrocytoma

C) Meningioma

4) Which of these is NOT a risk factor for meningiomas:

A) Neurofibromatosis type 2

B) Radiation exposure

C) Sarcoidosis

5) Deep brain stimulation is NOT used to treat:

A) Parkinson's disease

B) Essential tremor

C) Alzheimer's disease

6) Which access route is commonly used in pituitary adenoma resection?

A) Trans-spheniodal

B) Trans-cranial

C) Trans-orbital

7) A berry aneurysm is most commonly seen in the:

A) Middle cerebral artery

B) Anterior communicating artery

C) Basilar artery

8) The most severe form of spina bifida is:

A) Spina bifida occulta

B) Meningocele

C) Myelomeningocele

9) Which of these is NOT an option for surgical management of a prolapsed disc?

A) Percutaneous nucleotomy

B) Ventriculostomy

C) Open discectomy

10) Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of acquired epilepsy in the developing world, and is due to:

A) Taenia Solium tapeworm infection

B) Lyme disease

C) Malaria


1)Transverse foramen

2) Pre-central sulcus

3) B Grade IV astrocytoma

4) C Sarcoidosis

5) C Alzheimer's disease

6) A Trans-sphenoidal

7) B Anterior communicating artery

8) C Myelomeningocele

9) B Ventriculostomy

10) A Taenia Solium tapeworm infection

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