Intratemporal facial nerve: annotated CT

Case contributed by Dr Piotr Gołofit

CT scan of the temporal bone demonstrating bony canal of the intratemporal part of the facial nerve (red).

Case Discussion

The intratemporal part of the facial nerve has three segments: labyrinthine (from IAC to geniculate ganglion), tympanic (from geniculate ganglion to pyramidal eminence) and mastoid (from pyramidal eminence to stylomastoid foramen).

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Case information

rID: 44497
Published: 24th Apr 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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