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Skull Foramina 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, May 26 2018.

Which of the following nerves passes through the cribiform plate?

 
        A) CN IV
 
        B) CN VII
 
        C) CN I
 
        D) CN V-2
 
        E) CN IX
 

 


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This question was created on February 09, 2008 by jdmiles.
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A) CN IV

This answer is incorrect.


CN IV (trochlear nerve) passes through the superior orbital fissure, but not through the cribiform plate.  (See References)

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B) CN VII

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CN VII (facial nerve) passes through the stylomastoid foramen and internal auditory canal, but not through the cribiform plate.  (See References)

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C) CN I

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The cribiform plate contains CN I (olfactory nerve).

  (See References)

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D) CN V-2

This answer is incorrect.


CN V-2 (maxillary nerve) passes through the foramen rotundum, but not through the cribiform plate.  (See References)

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E) CN IX

This answer is incorrect.


CN IX (glossopharyngeal nerve) passes through the jugular foramen, pars nervosa, but not through the cribiform plate.  (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
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