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cranial exit opening (name or nr.)


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olfactory nerve
cribriform plate of the ethmoid
optic nerve
optic foramen
oculomotor nerve
superior orbital fissure in the sphenoid bone (nerve III)
trochlear nerve
superior orbital fissure in the sphenoid bone (nerve IV)
trigeminal nerve
superior orbital fissure in the sphenoid bone; maxillary branch through the foramen rotundum; mandibular branch through the foramen ovale
abducens nerve
superior orbital fissure in the sphenoid bone (nerve VI)
facial nerve
through the internal auditory canal, then through facial canal in the middle ear and finally through the stylomastoid foramen
vestibulocochlear nerve
exits the inner skull via the internal acoustic meatus (or internal auditory meatus) in the temporal bone
glossopharyngeal nerve
from the anterior part of the medulla oblongata, then below the flocculus, and through the jugular foramen
vagus nerve
leaves medulla between the medullary pyramid and the inferior cerebellar peduncle; extends through jugular foramen, then into carotid sheath and down
accessory nerve
enters the skull through foramen magnum; courses along the inner wall of the skull and exits it through the jugular foramen
hypoglossal nerve
emerges from medulla oblongata in the preolivary sulcus, then passes through the hypoglossal canal