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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, January 17 2021.

CN VII passes through which one of the following structures?

 
        A) Internal auditory canal
 
        B) Pterygomaxillary fissure
 
        C) Optic canal
 
        D) Mental foramen
 
        E) Vidian canal
 

 


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This question was created on February 09, 2008 by jdmiles.
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A) internal auditory canal

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Facial nerve (CN VII) passes through the internal auditory canal.

  (See References)

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B) pterygomaxillary fissure

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Facial nerve (CN VII) passes through the internal auditory canal. It does not pass through the pterygomaxillary fissure.  (See References)

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C) optic canal

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CN II passes through the optic canal, but CN VII does not.  (See References)

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D) mental foramen

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Facial nerve (CN VII) passes through the internal auditory canal. It does not pass through the mental foramen.  (See References)

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E) vidian canal

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Facial nerve (CN VII) passes through the internal auditory canal. It does not pass through the vidian 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
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