Lesson 3 of 12

Cranial Vault, Meninges, and Cerebrospinal Fluid


Identify the position and names of the foramina and fissures that are on the cranial floor within the cranial fossa. Identify the cranial nerves and blood vessels that course through these openings and understand the clinical presentation of damage to these nerves and blood vessels. Describe the arrangement of the meninges surrounding the brain and the formation of dural venous sinuses, especially the implications of infections of the cavernous sinus with damage to five cranial nerves. Define the development and clinical consequences of intracranial hematomas within the epidural, subdural, and subarachnoid spaces.

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