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Question 36# Print Question

The following statement is true with regards to the facial nerve: 

A. The buccal branch is crucial for lower eyelid function
B. The function of the stapedius muscle is lost if the facial nerve nucleus itself is ablated or infarcted, leading to hyperacusis
C. It is the most commonly damaged nerve during facelift surgery
D. Branches include the postauricular branch to occipitalis and a branch to the anterior belly of digastric
E. Damage to the mandibular branch is less likely to cause sequelae than damage to the buccal branch

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The following is true in relation to ‘malar bags’ or festoons:

A. Interestingly, they are hardly ever seen in smokers
B. They should be excised directly with minimal margins
C. There is no accepted and routinely successful treatment
D. They can be treated with minimal-skin-excision lower lid blepharoplasty
E. They can be significantly improved by a combined course of steroids and diuretics, but only in patients under the age of 40, without comorbidity, and for a maximum period of 4 weeks

Question 38# Print Question

The blood vessels immediately supplying the eyelids include all except:

A. Medial superior palpebral artery
B. Superior arcade
C. Angular artery
D. Facial artery
E. Marginal arcade

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Concerning the facial nerves and facelift, which of the following is false?

A. The frontal branch is found on Pitanguy’s line, from 0.5cm below the tragus to 1.5cm above the lateral eyebrow and is accompanied by the anterior branch of the facial artery
B. Above the zygoma the nerve runs on the undersurface of the temporoparietal fascia
C. McKinney’s point refers to the position of the greater auricular nerve, 6.5cm caudal to the external acoustic meatus with the head turned to 45°, at which point it crosses the anterior belly of sternocleidomastoid
D. The buccal branch is the most commonly injured branch of the facial nerve during facelift
E. If the buccal branch is injured, it is not typically symptomatic as it demonstrates collateral innervation in up to 70% of individuals

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