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Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, May 24 2018.

Which of the following nerves passes through the optic canal?

 
        A) Facial nerve
 
        B) Optic nerve
 
        C) Maxillary nerve
 
        D) CN IX
 
        E) CN XII
 

 


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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 optic canal.  (See References)

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B) optic nerve

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The optic canal contains CN II (optic nerve).

  (See References)

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C) maxillary nerve

This answer is incorrect.


CN V-2 (maxillary nerve) passes through the foramen rotundum, but not through the optic canal.  (See References)

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D) CN IX

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CN IX (glossopharyngeal nerve) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa, but not through the optic canal.  (See References)

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E) CN XII

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