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CNVII (Facial Nerve)
Philip R. Chapman, MD; H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Facial nerve (CN7, CNVII)
  • Synonyms

    • 7th cranial nerve
  • Definitions

    • CNVII: Cranial nerve that carries motor nerves to muscles of facial expression; parasympathetics to lacrimal, submandibular, and sublingual glands; and taste from anterior 2/3 of tongue

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Nuclei and Intraaxial Segment

      • Cisternal Segment

        • Intratemporal Segment

          • Extracranial Segment

            • CNVII Branches

              ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Imaging Sweet Spots

                  • Imaging Pitfalls

                    • Clinical Issues

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                      TERMINOLOGY

                      • Abbreviations

                        • Facial nerve (CN7, CNVII)
                      • Synonyms

                        • 7th cranial nerve
                      • Definitions

                        • CNVII: Cranial nerve that carries motor nerves to muscles of facial expression; parasympathetics to lacrimal, submandibular, and sublingual glands; and taste from anterior 2/3 of tongue

                      IMAGING ANATOMY

                      • Overview

                        • Nuclei and Intraaxial Segment

                          • Cisternal Segment

                            • Intratemporal Segment

                              • Extracranial Segment

                                • CNVII Branches

                                  ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                    • Imaging Sweet Spots

                                      • Imaging Pitfalls

                                        • Clinical Issues