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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, July 23 2017.

Which of the following foramina does CN II pass through?

 
        A) Lesser palatine canal
 
        B) Optic canal
 
        C) Foramen of Vesalius
 
        D) Infraorbital foramen
 
        E) Cribiform plate
 

 


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This question was created on February 09, 2008 by jdmiles.
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A) lesser palatine canal

This answer is incorrect.


Optic nerve (CN II) passes through the optic canal. It does not pass through the lesser palatine canal.  (See References)

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B) optic canal

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Optic nerve (CN II) passes through the optic canal.

  (See References)

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C) foramen of Vesalius

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Optic nerve (CN II) passes through the optic canal. It does not pass through the foramen of Vesalius.  (See References)

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D) infraorbital foramen

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Optic nerve (CN II) passes through the optic canal. It does not pass through the infraorbital foramen.  (See References)

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E) cribiform plate

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CN I passes through the cribiform plate, but CN II does not.  (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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