Dorello canal

Dorello canal channels the abducens nerve (CN VI) from the pontine cistern to the cavernous sinus

Dorello canal is found at the medial most end of the petrous ridge at the confluence of the inferior petrosal sinus, basal sinus and cavernous sinus.


Named after Primo Dorello, an Italian anatomist.

Head and neck anatomy
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Article information

rID: 1232
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dorello's canal

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