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Laboratory 28. Cranial Fossae

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In this laboratory the calvaria [coronal section] will be removed to:

     1) study the organization of the brain
          coverings, the meninges,
     2) identify the various dural venous
     3) identify the twelve cranial nerves as
          they course toward or into foraminae
          in the base of the skull, and
     4) identify the anatomical characteristics
          of each cranial fossa.

In addition, the relationship of the twelve cranial nerves and arteries on the inferior surface of the brain will be studied after the brain has been removed.