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Cranial Foramina

What goes through

QuestionAnswer
Foramen Cecum Emissary v to sagittal sinus
Nasal slit & Anterior ethmoidal foramen Anterior ethmoidal a,v, & n
Foramen of cribiform plate Olfactory n bundles
Posterior ethmoidal foramen Post ethmoidal a,v, & n
Optic Canal Optic n and opthalmic a
Superior orbital fissure (Oh To Laugh, flirt, & noodle - On, A Super-outing Occulomotor n (III); Trochlear n (IV); Lacrimal, frontal & nasociliary branches of opthalmic n (V1); Abducent n (VI); Superior opthalmic v
Foramen rotundum Maxillary n (V2)
Foramen ovale MAL Mandibular n (V3); Accessory meningeal a; Lesser peroneal n (sometimes)
Foramen spinosum MM Middle meningeal a & v; meningeal brance of mandibular n
Foramen lacernum NOTHING!
Carotid canal Internal carotid a & internal carotid n. plexus
2 hiatuses 1 - lesser pertrosal n 2 - greater petrosal n
Internal acoustic meatus FVL Facial n (VII); vestibulocochlear n (VIII); labyrinthine a
External opening of vestibular aqueduct Endolymphatic duct
Mastoid foramen (inconstanst) Emissary v
Jugular foramen A Vixen In-Peach-Slip Gets PM,SS Inferior petrosal sinus; Glossopharyngeal n (IX); Vagus n (X); Accessory n (XI); Sigmoid sinus; Posterior meningeal a
Condylar canal (inconstant) Emissary v and memingeal br of ascending pharyngeal a
Hypoglossal canal Hypoglossal n (XII)
Foramen magnum (My mother Views Men-Very Suspiciously-Always) Medullar oblongata; Meninges; vertebral a; meningeal br of vertebral a; spinal roots of accessory n
Created by: PippaODU