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Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, November 15 2018.

Which of the following nerves passes through the superior orbital fissure?

 
        A) Facial nerve
 
        B) CN III
 
        C) Hypoglossal nerve
 
        D) CN I
 
        E) CN II
 

 


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A) facial nerve

This answer is incorrect.


CN VII (facial nerve) passes through the stylomastoid foramen and internal auditory canal, but not through the superior orbital fissure.  (See References)

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B) CN III

This answer is correct.


The superior orbital fissure contains CN III (oculomotor nerve), CN VI (abducens nerve), CN V-1 (ophthalmic nerve), and CN IV (trochlear nerve).

  (See References)

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C) hypoglossal nerve

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CN XII (hypoglossal nerve) passes through the hypoglossal canal, but not through the superior orbital fissure.  (See References)

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D) CN I

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CN I (olfactory nerve) passes through the cribiform plate, but not through the superior orbital fissure.  (See References)

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E) CN II

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CN II (optic nerve) passes through the optic canal, but not through the superior orbital fissure.  (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 02
Question ID: 02090802
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/09/2008
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