Sphenoid/Cranial Fossae

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Sphenoid/Cranial Fossae

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which bones form the anterior cranial fossa?
  • 2. 
    What are the specific boundaries of the anterior cranial fossa?
  • 3. 
    What feature appears at the base of the frontal crest? 
  • 4. 
    What forms the boundary between the middle and posterior cranial fossae?
  • 5. 
    What four foramina perforate the greater wing of the sphenoid? 
  • 6. 
    The general entrance of the cranial fossa is also known as what?
  • 7. 
    What passes through the foramen rotundum? 
  • 8. 
    The middle meningeal artery passes through which foramina?
  • 9. 
    What passes through the foramen ovale?
  • 10. 
    Which bones comprise the middle cranial fossa? 
  • 11. 
    What is the only cranial nerve that passes through the anterior cranial fossa?
  • 12. 
    What passes through the royal entrance of the cranial fossa?
  • 13. 
    How many cranial nerves pass through the superior orbital fissure?
  • 14. 
    What structure "rides" in the sella turcica?
  • 15. 
    What structure connects the two lesser wings of the sphenoid?
  • 16. 
    What feature is the point of crossing for the optic nerves?
  • 17. 
    What feature of the sphenoid articulates with the vomer bone?
  • 18. 
    What muscle originates at the scaphoid (or navicular) fossa and hooks around the hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate?