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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, May 23 2019.

Glossopharyngeal nerve passes through which one of the following structures?

 
        A) Cribiform plate
 
        B) Jugular foramen, pars nervosa
 
        C) Internal auditory canal
 
        D) Superior orbital fissure
 
        E) Foramen cecum
 

 


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A) cribiform plate

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CN I passes through the cribiform plate, but CN IX does not.  (See References)

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B) jugular foramen, pars nervosa

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Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa.

  (See References)

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C) internal auditory canal

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CN VIII and CN VII pass through the internal auditory canal, but CN IX does not.  (See References)

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D) superior orbital fissure

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CN IV, CN III, CN VI, and CN V-1 pass through the superior orbital fissure, but CN IX does not.  (See References)

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E) foramen cecum

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Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa. It does not pass through the foramen cecum.  (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 01
Question ID: 02090801
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/09/2008
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