Ellis and Lawson’s “Anatomy for anaesthetists” is worth a read through for some of the key areas of anatomy pertinent to anaesthetists. The answers to all of these are available there. In the exam you will be quizzed on a pretty narrow range of anatomy as it’s not easy to examine in a clinically relevant way without resorting to recollection of ‘factoids’. However, given the frequency with which you stick long sharp things into people’s spines, blindly aiming for a spot half the size of your little fingernail at seemingly ever-increasing distances from the surface, it behoves you to be au fait with the anatomy of the vertebral column and it’s contents.
T/F the intercristal (Tuffier’s) line usually passes through the body of L3
T/F the posterior rami of sacral nerves exit through the sacral hiatus
T/F the dural sac terminates at L5/S1
T/F an epidural catheter advanced too far may exit the vertebral canal through an intervertebral foramen
T/F the dural sac does not have posterior attachments
T/F the subdural space is a potential space between the dura and arachnoid mater