Meckel’s cave


Meckel’s cave contains –


A. Gasserian ganglion

B. Basal ganglia

C. Collateral ganglia

C. Scarpa’s ganglion



Trigeminal cave is is present near the


A. Greater wing of the sphenoid

B. Apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone

C. Squamosal part of the temporal bone

D. Lesser wing of the sphenoid



Trigeminal cave is a doubling of the tentorium cerebelli-


A. Falx cerebri

B. Tentorium cerebelli

C. Falx cerebelli

D. Diaphragma sellae



Gasserian ganglion is a ganglion of which nerve-


A. 3rd cranial nerve

B. 4th cranial nerve

C. 5th cranial nerve

D. 9th cranial nerve



In-Shorts


What is Scarpa’s ganglion?


Scarpa’s ganglion -ganglion of the vestibular branch of the vestibulocochlear nerve

vestibular ganglion – also called Scarpa’s ganglion

This is the ganglion of the vestibular nerve.

Located inside the internal auditory meatus

What is collateral ganglia ?


  • Collateral ganglia[also called the prevertebral ganglia]
  • Receive input from the splanchnic nerves
  • Innervate organs of the abdominal and pelvic region.

Celiac ganglia,

Superior mesenteric ganglia,

Inferior mesenteric ganglia.


What are the four major dural reflections –

Four dural folds

  • Falx cerebri,
  • Tentorium cerebelli,
  • Falx cerebelli,
  • Diaphragma sellae

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