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Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, September 23 2017.

Which of the following nerves passes through the foramen rotundum?

 
        A) Hypoglossal nerve
 
        B) Accessory nerve
 
        C) Maxillary nerve
 
        D) CN I
 
        E) CN V-3
 

 


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

This answer is incorrect.


CN XII (hypoglossal nerve) passes through the hypoglossal canal, but not through the foramen rotundum.  (See References)

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B) accessory nerve

This answer is incorrect.


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

This answer is correct.


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

  (See References)

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D) CN I

This answer is incorrect.


CN I (olfactory nerve) passes through the cribiform plate, but not through the foramen rotundum.  (See References)

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E) CN V-3

This answer is incorrect.


CN V-3 (mandibular nerve) passes through the foramen ovale, 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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anatomy
Skull Foramina 02
Question ID: 02090802
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/09/2008
Modified: 09/23/2017
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