Bones

Ear: bones of inner ear

Take a Hammer: Malleus

Hit an Indian Elephant: Incus

It puts its foot in a stirrup: Stapes

Describes the shape, and relative position (from out to in) of the inner ear bones.

Alternatively: “Mailing Includes Stamps”.

 

Cartilage derivatives of 1st pharyngeal arch (mandibular)

IMA Super Sexy Guy” (or Girl):

  • Incus
  • Malleus
  • Anterior ligament of malleus
  • Spine of sphenoid
  • Sphenomandibular ligament
  • Genial tubercle of mandible

Cranial bones

Old Pygmies From Thailand Eat Skulls”:

  • Occipital
  • Parietal
  • Frontal
  • Temporal
  • Ethmoid
  • Sphenoid

Note: ‘skull-eating pygmies’ helps remind that mnemonic is for the skull.

Alternatively: “Old People From Texas Eat Spiders”.

Alternatively: “Prostitutes Offer Free Sex TEveryone”.

 

Cranial bones

PEST OF 6″:

  • Parietal
  • Ethmoid
  • Sphenoid
  • Temporal
  • Occipital
  • Frontal

The 6 just reminds that there’s 6 of them to remember.

 

Cranial bones

Fraternity Parties Occasionally Teach Spam Etiquette”:

The first two letters of each bone:

  • Frontal
  • Parietal
  • Occipital
  • Temporal
  • Sphenoid
  • Ethmoid

 

Facial bones

Virgil Can Not Make MPet Zebra Laugh!”:

  • Vomer
  • Conchae
  • Nasal
  • Maxilla
  • Mandible
  • Palatine
  • Zygomatic
  • Lacrimal

Foramen ovale contents

MALE:

  • Mandibular nerve
  • Accessory meningeal artery
  • Lesser petrosal nerve
  • Emissary veins

Alternatively: also include Motor root of Trigeminal and Middle meningeal vein under ‘M’.

Foramen ovale contents

OVALE:

  • Otic ganglion (just inferior)
  • V3 cranial nerve
  • Accessory meningeal artery
  • Lesser petrosal nerve
  • Emissary veins

Foramen spinosum: location on base of skull

Foramen spinosum is adjacent to the spine of sphenoid.

 

Hyoid bone: muscle attachments

Christ, HDidn’t Screw Girls Much. That’s Obvious, Stupid”:

The first sentence is for 6 muscles attaching superiorly, the second sentence is for 3 muscles attaching inferiorly.

Both sentences are in order from lateral to medial:

  • Constricter (middle)
  • Hyoglossus
  • Digastric
  • Stylohyoid
  • Geniohyoid
  • Myloyoid
  • Thyrohyoid
  • Omohyoid
  • Sternohyoid

Orbit: bones of medial wall

MLittle Eye Sits in the orbit”:

  • Maxilla (frontal process)
  • Lacrimal
  • Ethmoid
  • Sphenoid (body)

Superior orbital fissure: structures passing through

Lazy French Tarts Lie Naked IAnticipation OSex”:

  • Lacrimal nerve
  • Frontal nerve
  • Trochlear nerve
  • Lateral nerve
  • Nasociliary nerve
  • Internal nerve
  • Abducens nerve
  • Ophthalmic veins
  • Sympathetic nerves

Superior orbital fissure: structures passing through

Lonely Fat Teenage Virgins Rarely Like Swallowing And Never Ingest”:

  • Lacrimal nerve
  • Frontal nerve
  • Trochlear nerve
  • Vein: ophthalmic
  • Ring: tendinous
  • From the ring, arises:
  • Lateral rectus
  • Superior division III
  • Abducent nerve
  • Nasociliary nerve
  • Inferior divison III

Superior orbital fissure: structures passing through

Live Free TSee Absolutely NInsult”:

  • Lacrimal nerve
  • Frontal nerve
  • Trochlear nerve
  • Superior branch of oculomotor nerve
  • Abducent nerve
  • Nasociliary nerve
  • Inferior branch of oculomotor nerve

 

 You can suggest more mnemonics …

Warm regards,

Dr. Indrajit Rana

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