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Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, February 17 2020.

The superior orbital fissure contains which of the following nerves?

 
        A) CN V-1
 
        B) Optic nerve
 
        C) Hypoglossal nerve
 
        D) CN VII
 
        E) Maxillary nerve
 

 


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A) CN V-1

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

  (See References)

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B) optic nerve

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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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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 VII

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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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E) maxillary nerve

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CN V-2 (maxillary nerve) passes through the foramen rotundum, 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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