Abducens nerve on MRI
Being assessed for left sided hearing loss
Annotated MRI (FIESTA)
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Axial T2 FIESTA
Annotated high resolution FIESTA sequence through the medulla and pons demonstrates the normal course of the abducens nerve (CN VI) (white arrow) as it ascends from the ponto-medullary junction to Dorello's canal.
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The abducens nerve is difficult to see on routine imaging, but can be delineated on high resolution sequences.