Abducens and facial cranial nerves and nuclei

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Axial image at the level of the facial nerve (CN VII) and abducens nerve (CN VI), demonstrating the relationship of their respective nuclei and fibers. Importantly the fibers of the facial nerve coursing posterior to the abducens nucleus raise the facial colliculus

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rID: 50811
Published: 23rd Jan 2017
Last edited: 25th Jan 2021
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