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Skull Foramina 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, February 9 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Friday, February 28 2020.

Vestibulocochlear nerve passes through which one of the following structures?

 
        A) Optic canal
 
        B) Lesser palatine canal
 
        C) Internal auditory canal
 
        D) Foramen magnum
 
        E) Foramen ovale
 

 


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This question was created on February 09, 2008 by jdmiles.
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A) optic canal

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CN II passes through the optic canal, but CN VIII does not.  (See References)

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B) lesser palatine canal

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Vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII) passes through the internal auditory canal. It does not pass through the lesser palatine canal.  (See References)

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C) internal auditory canal

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Vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII) passes through the internal auditory canal.

  (See References)

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D) foramen magnum

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Vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII) passes through the internal auditory canal. It does not pass through the foramen magnum.  (See References)

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E) foramen ovale

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CN V-3 passes through the foramen ovale, but CN VIII does not.  (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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