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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, May 24 2020.

CN XII passes through which one of the following structures?

 
        A) Petrosal foramen
 
        B) Hypoglossal canal
 
        C) Palatovaginal canal
 
        D) Foramen lacerum
 
        E) Greater palatine canal
 

 


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A) petrosal foramen

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Hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) passes through the hypoglossal canal. It does not pass through the petrosal foramen.  (See References)

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B) hypoglossal canal

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Hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) passes through the hypoglossal canal.

  (See References)

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C) palatovaginal canal

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Hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) passes through the hypoglossal canal. It does not pass through the palatovaginal canal.  (See References)

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D) foramen lacerum

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Hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) passes through the hypoglossal canal. It does not pass through the foramen lacerum.  (See References)

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E) greater palatine canal

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Hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) passes through the hypoglossal canal. It does not pass through the greater palatine canal.  (See References)

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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:
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anatomy
Skull Foramina 01
Question ID: 02090801
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/09/2008
Modified: 05/24/2020
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