Abducens nerve on MRI
Being assessed for left sided hearing loss.
Annotated MRI (FIESTA)
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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.