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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Friday, February 23 2018.

Which of the following foramina does optic nerve pass through?

 
        A) Optic canal
 
        B) Hypoglossal canal
 
        C) Jugular foramen, pars vascularis
 
        D) Cochlear aqueduct
 
        E) Greater palatine canal
 

 


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A) optic canal

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Optic nerve (CN II) passes through the optic canal.

  (See References)

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B) hypoglossal canal

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CN XII passes through the hypoglossal canal, but CN II does not.  (See References)

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C) jugular foramen, pars vascularis

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CN XI and CN X pass through the jugular foramen, pars vascularis, but CN II does not.  (See References)

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D) cochlear aqueduct

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Optic nerve (CN II) passes through the optic canal. It does not pass through the cochlear aqueduct.  (See References)

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E) greater palatine canal

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Optic nerve (CN II) passes through the optic canal. It does not pass through the greater palatine 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 01
Question ID: 02090801
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/09/2008
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