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Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, March 26 2017.

The optic canal contains which of the following nerves?

 
        A) Mandibular nerve
 
        B) Abducens nerve
 
        C) CN II
 
        D) CN IX
 
        E) CN XI
 

 


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This question was created on February 09, 2008 by jdmiles.
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A) mandibular nerve

This answer is incorrect.


CN V-3 (mandibular nerve) passes through the foramen ovale, but not through the optic canal.  (See References)

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B) abducens nerve

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CN VI (abducens nerve) passes through the superior orbital fissure, but not through the optic canal.  (See References)

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C) CN II

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The optic canal contains CN II (optic nerve).

  (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 XI

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CN XI (accessory nerve) passes through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis, 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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