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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, March 26 2017.

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

 
        A) Optic canal
 
        B) Condylar canal
 
        C) Superior orbital fissure
 
        D) Foramen of Vesalius
 
        E) Pterygopalatine canal
 

 


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A) optic canal

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

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B) condylar canal

This answer is incorrect.


Abducens nerve (CN VI) passes through the superior orbital fissure. It does not pass through the condylar canal.  (See References)

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C) superior orbital fissure

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Abducens nerve (CN VI) passes through the superior orbital fissure.

  (See References)

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D) foramen of Vesalius

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Abducens nerve (CN VI) passes through the superior orbital fissure. It does not pass through the foramen of Vesalius.  (See References)

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E) pterygopalatine canal

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Abducens nerve (CN VI) passes through the superior orbital fissure. It does not pass through the pterygopalatine 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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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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