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Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Tuesday, May 26 2020.

The foramen rotundum contains which of the following nerves?

 
        A) CN VII
 
        B) Accessory nerve
 
        C) Maxillary nerve
 
        D) Vagus nerve
 
        E) Optic nerve
 

 


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A) CN VII

This answer is incorrect.


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

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B) accessory nerve

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CN XI (accessory nerve) passes through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis, but not through the foramen rotundum.  (See References)

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C) maxillary nerve

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The foramen rotundum contains CN V-2 (maxillary nerve).

  (See References)

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D) vagus nerve

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CN X (vagus nerve) passes through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis, but not through the foramen rotundum.  (See References)

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E) optic nerve

This answer is incorrect.


CN II (optic nerve) passes through the optic canal, but not through the foramen rotundum.  (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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