FrontalCortex, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to neurology education.

Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, April 22 2019.

Which of the following nerves passes through the hypoglossal canal?

 
        A) Facial nerve
 
        B) Trochlear nerve
 
        C) CN VII
 
        D) CN XII
 
        E) Optic nerve
 

 


Back to the question = Go back to the top of the page.
See another question like this one = Reload a different version of this question ().
Click here for a random question = Load a random question from the database.
Clone this question = Use this question as a template to create a totally NEW question.
Rate this question = Enter detailed rating for this question!
Average user rating for this question = 4 = How users like you have rated this question.
This question was created on February 09, 2008 by jdmiles.
This question was last modified on April 22, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS




A) facial nerve

This answer is incorrect.


CN VII (facial nerve) passes through the stylomastoid foramen and internal auditory canal, but not through the hypoglossal canal.  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 4
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




B) trochlear nerve

This answer is incorrect.


CN IV (trochlear nerve) passes through the superior orbital fissure, but not through the hypoglossal canal.  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 4
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




C) CN VII

This answer is incorrect.


CN VII (facial nerve) passes through the stylomastoid foramen and internal auditory canal, but not through the hypoglossal canal.  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 4
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




D) CN XII

This answer is correct.


The hypoglossal canal contains CN XII (hypoglossal nerve).

  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 4
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




E) optic nerve

This answer is incorrect.


CN II (optic nerve) passes through the optic canal, but not through the hypoglossal canal.  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 4
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

References:

1. David L. Felten, Ralph F., Md. Jozefowicz, Frank H., Md. Netter, . Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience. ICON Learning Systems (ISBN:1929007167)Advertising:
2. Robert I. Grossman, David M. Yousem. Neuroradiology: the requisites. Philadelphia, Pa. : Mosby, c2003. (ISBN:9780323005081)Advertising:
Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 4
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

FrontalCortex.com -- Neurology Review Questions -- Neurology Boards -- Board Review -- Residency Inservice Training Exam -- RITE Exam Review
anatomy
Skull Foramina 02
Question ID: 02090802
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/09/2008
Modified: 04/22/2019
Estimated Permutations: 1201200

User Comments About This Question: