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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, November 15 2018.

Which of the following structures does ophthalmic nerve pass through?

 
        A) Pterygomaxillary fissure
 
        B) Superior orbital fissure
 
        C) Foramen rotundum
 
        D) Vidian canal
 
        E) Foramen spinosum
 

 


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A) pterygomaxillary fissure

This answer is incorrect.


Ophthalmic nerve (CN V-1) passes through the superior orbital fissure. It does not pass through the pterygomaxillary fissure.  (See References)

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B) superior orbital fissure

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Ophthalmic nerve (CN V-1) passes through the superior orbital fissure.

  (See References)

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C) foramen rotundum

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CN V-2 passes through the foramen rotundum, but CN V-1 does not.  (See References)

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D) vidian canal

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Ophthalmic nerve (CN V-1) passes through the superior orbital fissure. It does not pass through the vidian canal.  (See References)

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E) foramen spinosum

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Ophthalmic nerve (CN V-1) passes through the superior orbital fissure. It does not pass through the foramen spinosum.  (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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