Sixth cranial nerve infarct

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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This patient presented with an acute left 6th cranial nerve palsy.

Modality: MRI

Note the small infarct involving the facial colliculus, just where fibres of the CN VII arch behind the nucleus of the CN VI nerve.

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Case Information

rID: 4187
Case created: 25th Jul 2008
Last edited: 17th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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