Saturday, December 14, 2013

Femoral Region

  • "VAN" Mnemonic for Vein, Artery, and Nerve location

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  1. Q: A 54-year-old woman comes to the ER because of a severe cough, fever, and malaise for the past 2 weeks. A chest x-ray shows blunting of the left costophrenic angle with an air-fluid. A diagnosis of pneumonia with a pleural effusion is made, and a chest tube is passed at the lower border of the fifth rib. Which structure (vein, artery, or nerve) is most likely to be damaged as result of this procedure?

    A: Intercostal nerve