Facial colliculus

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The facial colliculus is an elevation on the floor of the fourth ventricle and is not formed by the facial nerve nucleus, but by the fibres of the facial nerve arching backwards around the abducens nerve (CN VI) nucleus before turning forwards once more in the caudal pons.

Related pathology

A lesion involving the facial colliculus is, therefore, likely to result in facial colliculus syndrome by involving:

Anatomy: Brain
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rID: 1318
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Facial colliculus

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