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1st Year IMPORTANT TOPICS (Anatomy)

By Farkhanda Qaiser

Okay finally here it is. The all-important guide for the 1st year students. I’ve compiled all the prof and sendup questions of last year as well as the remnants of class tests that I had.

But before you go on to read them, keep in mind the following very tested tidbits:

For profs, NEVER leave any topic untouched and unread. Go through all topics so that in viva, you have atleast some idea about what the examiner is asking.

NEVER lose your sendup question paper because there are high chances that some of the questions will be repeated in profs as you can see in the following example of anatomy question paper and same goes for the MCQs. Most of them are repeated. So here’s what we had done, in our facebook class group, we had made a discussion topic, and everyone told the MCQs of sendups and discussed them. Well, you may think us nerds or whatever but trust me that discussion proved very fruitful for all those who participated in it.

I think enough has bin said about organizing yourself and keeping focused during your preparation but here’s what I have to add. Keep in touch with your friends because it always turns out that one or the other gets her/his hand on some important topics and they prove very beneficial.

Lastly, for prof viva, MAKE sure that you ask the people before you which questions were asked from them because once again, the questions are mostly repeated.

And oh yeah, BEST of LUCK to everyone.

InshaAllah you’ll do great!

P.S. please do remember me in your prayers. My prof prep practically sucks! =(

MBBS 1st Year Anatomy

1st Prof Part I Annual Examination 2010

Time Allowed: 02 hours and 15 minutes

Attempt all questions:


Q.1: Define bursa. Give classification of bursa with examples. (7 marks)

Q.2: Draw and label a diagram showing the microscopic anatomy of lymph node.

(7 marks)

Q.3: Give an account of monozygotic twinning with anomalies. (6 marks)


Q.4: a)

A 25 years old man has pain in the chest which increases with cough and exertion. After examination, he was diagnosed to be suffering from pleuritis.

i) Give 3 causes of chest pain (3)

ii) What is the nerve supply of pleura. (4)

iii) What is pneumothorax. (1)

iv) What are the causes of pnemothorax (2)


A patient presents with hyperextension at the metacarpophalangeal joints and flexion at the interphalangeal joints involving the ring and little fingers. There is numbness and tingling of medial part of palm and medial one and a half fingers.

i) what is the condition known as? (1)

ii) which nerve is involved? (1)

iii) name the four sites where the nerve can be involved? (4)

iv) name the muscles supplied by this nerve? (4)


Q.5: a)

Give the Gross and applied anatomy of femoral canal. How a surgeon can enlarge the femoral ring in case of strangulated hernia. (10)


give the development and anomalies of notochord. (10)


Time allowed: 2 hours

SEQs: (20 marks)

Q.1: Define bursa. Give classification with examples. (7)

Q.2: Describe chorionic villi. (7)

Q.3: Draw and label microscopic thymus. (6)

PBQs: (20 marks)

Q.4: a)

Describe pronator syndrome. What nerve is involved? Name the muscles supplied by this nerve. What is the root value of this nerve?


A 25 year old man has pain in the chest which increases with cough and exertion. Physician has diagnosed ‘pleuritis.’ Name the other causes of chest pain. What is the nerve supply of pleura? What is pneumothorax? What are the causes of pneumothorax?

LEQs: (20 marks)

Q.5: a)

Describe the course of chief artery of thigh. Name its branches.


Describe amnion. What is the role of amniotic fluid? Why and when is amniocentesis performed?




Q.1: What is cubital tunnel syndrome? Give its components. (5)

Q.2: draw and label the anastomosis around the scapula. Give its clinical importance. (5)

Q.3: draw and label the dermatomes of the upper limb. (5)

Q.4: define the growing end. Name the growing ends of bones of upper limb. (5)


A man was diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome.

a) name the nerve involved in the injury. (1)

b) give the root value of the nerve. (1)

c) enumerate the muscles supplied by the nerve. (4)

d) give the actions of the interossei/lumbricals. (4)


Q.5: give the effects of fracture of the shaft of humerus. (10)



Q.1: A 40 years old lady wearing high heels has fallen on the ground and has severe pain in foot.

a) what could be the likely cause? (2)

b) name the ligaments of ankle joint. (2)

c) define sprain. (2)

d) which ligament is most commonly involved. (1)

e) give attachment of those ligaments. (3)

Q.2: describe femoral canal. What is femoral hernia? (5)

Q.3: what is tarsal tunnel syndrome? (5)

Q.4: draw and label cutaneous nerve supply of dorsum of foot. (5)

Q.5: write an account on chain of anastomosis on back of thigh. (5)

Q.6: what is trendelenburg test?




Q.1: give the boundaries of superior thoracic aperture. What is thoracic outlet syndrome? (5)

Q.2: enumerate the structures supplied by phrenic nerve. Give the effects of damage to the right phrenic nerve. (5)

Q.3: what is carina? Give its clinical importance. (5)

Q.4: name the parts of pleura. What are pleural recesses.


A patient came to emergency with retro sternal chest pain and was diagnosed with myocardial infarction.

a) name the artery most commonly affected by the disease. (1)

b) mention the sites of anastomosis between the coronary arteries.(3)

c) name the important branches of the left coronary artery. (3)

d) name the areas supplied by the left coronary arery. (3)


Write an account on the esophagus. Mention the sites of constriction in it. (10)

CLASS ASSESMENTS: (Embryology, General Anatomy and Histology)

Q.1: write notes on down’s syndrome and klinefelter’s syndrome. (5)

Q.2: draw and label spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis. (5)

Q.3: classify glands with examples. (5)

Q.4: define finger prints and langer’s lines with their clinical anatomy. (5)

Q.5: what is epiphysis. Give its types and clinical importance. (5)

Q.6: What are abnormalities of placenta? (10)

Q.7: describe somites. (5 marks)

Q.8: name the derivatives of neural crest cells. (5)

Q.9: classify connective tissue with examples. Draw and label the section of articular cartilage. (5)

Q.10: briefly describe multilocular adipose tissue. (5)

Q.11: draw and label haversian system and tendon. (5)

Q.12: what are synovial bursae. Give their importance. (5)

Q.13: write a note on the mechanism of spin movements with examples. (5)

Q.14: write notes on syndesmosis and symphysis. (5)


  1. i was wondering y its getting too late. great job. thanx alot. plz if u can tell which ga chaprers we can leave for sendups and if we should go through whole embryo before sendups coz we have got absolutely no time

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