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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, April 29 2017.

You've got a lot of holes in your head. Which one of them does glossopharyngeal nerve pass through?

 
        A) Foramen spinosum
 
        B) Foramen lacerum
 
        C) Greater palatine canal
 
        D) Stylomastoid foramen
 
        E) Jugular foramen, pars nervosa
 

 


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A) foramen spinosum

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Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa. It does not pass through the foramen spinosum.  (See References)

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B) foramen lacerum

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Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa. It does not pass through the foramen lacerum.  (See References)

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C) greater palatine canal

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Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa. It does not pass through the greater palatine canal.  (See References)

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D) stylomastoid foramen

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CN VII passes through the stylomastoid foramen, but CN IX does not.  (See References)

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E) jugular foramen, pars nervosa

This answer is correct.


Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa.

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