Intratemporal facial nerve: annotated CT

Case contributed by Dr Piotr Gołofit
Modality: CT

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
Case created: 24th Apr 2016
Last edited: 24th Apr 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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