Sixth cranial nerve infarct

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


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


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

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Case information

rID: 4187
Published: 25th Jul 2008
Last edited: 2nd Jan 2020
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