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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, November 19 2017.

Which of the following foramina does CN XI pass through?

 
        A) Infraorbital foramen
 
        B) Foramen spinosum
 
        C) Cribiform plate
 
        D) Jugular foramen, pars vascularis
 
        E) Mandibular foramen
 

 


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A) infraorbital foramen

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Accessory nerve (CN XI) passes through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis. It does not pass through the infraorbital foramen.  (See References)

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B) foramen spinosum

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Accessory nerve (CN XI) passes through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis. It does not pass through the foramen spinosum.  (See References)

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C) cribiform plate

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CN I passes through the cribiform plate, but CN XI does not.  (See References)

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D) jugular foramen, pars vascularis

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Accessory nerve (CN XI) passes through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis.

  (See References)

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E) mandibular foramen

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Accessory nerve (CN XI) passes through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis. It does not pass through the mandibular foramen.  (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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