anatomy and physiology mcqs

Question #632

Considering the foramen rotundum, which of the following statements is correct?



The foramen rotundum is located in the sphenoid bone between the superior orbital fissure and the foramen ovale. Structures pass from the middle cranial fossa through the foramen rotundum to enter the pterygopalatine fossa.

Contents of the foramen rotundum include:

  • Maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve (a purely sensory nerve, branches later pick up parasympathetic fibres after entering the pterygopalatine fossa).
  • The artery of the foramen rotundum

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