CNS

Radiology

CNS

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 131%

1 or 2 questions, but easy to score from. Read on.

Question Pattern

This chapter is a easy-to-remember Chapter. Lot of logical & Interesting stuff.

Plus there is some overlap in corresponding Surgical & Medical chapters

  • Intracranial Tumors – Sellar & Suprasellar tumors, Glioblastoma, CP Angle Tumors
  • X-ray skull in various diseases
  • Puff of smoke Appearance ( Weirdly prominent question 😊 )
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage – Types & Appearance

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Vein of Galen Malformation
  • Pseudoaneurysm of ICA
  • Optic Nerve Meningioma – Appearance
  • Intracranial hemorrhage – different types & appearances
  • Butterfly Glioma
  • Causes of Ring enhancing lesion
  • X-ray skull in Raised ICT
  • Craniopharyngioma – MRI
  • Investigations for Cerebral Infarct
  • Expansion of the contrast-filled space in myelography is seen in
  • Suprasellar enlargement with calcification in children
  • X-ray skull in Hyperparathyroidism
  • X-ray skull in Paget’s disease
  • Puff of smoke appearance
  • Tumors with CSF spread

Suggested Revision

Revise the following easy stuff too:

  • Owl’s eye sign
  • X-ray skull in Meningioma
  • Normal & Abnormal intracranial calcification
  • Diffuse axonal injury – MRI
  • Pituitary tumors – Appearance
  • CP angle tumors
  • Common Posterior fossa lesions
  • Neurocysticercosis

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