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Clivus (anatomy): Quiz


Question 1: Part of the ________, the clivus (Latin for "slope") is a shallow depression behind the dorsum sellæ that slopes obliquely backward.
Head and neck anatomyHuman skullSkullBone

Question 2: This article was originally based on an entry from a ________ edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.
Public domainCopyright infringementIntellectual propertyCopyright

Question 3: Just lateral to the clivus bilaterally is the foramen lacerum which contains the ________, proximal to its anastamosis with the Circle of Willis.
External carotid arteryInternal carotid arteryHead and neck anatomyVertebral artery

Question 4: The clivus is an important landmark for checking for anatomical atlanto-occipital alignment; the clivus, when viewed on a lateral C-spine ________, forms a line which, if extended, is known as Wackenheim's clivus line.
X-rayIonizing radiationNuclear fusionRadiation therapy


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