The intracranial auditory pathways are complex, and they have been incompletely mapped. The purpose of the communication is to summarize what is known about these fibers onto clinically relevant imaging sections. Anatomic information is correlated with the clinical auditory evoked responses currently used to localize lesions in these pathways. This linkage will improve communication between imagers and clinicians. In addition, it can be used for teaching.
From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (L. Chen), Department of Radiology (D. Morales, K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), and Herbert J. Frensley Center for Imaging Research (K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. L. Anne Hayman, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030-3498, U.S.A. E-mail: lhayman@ bcm.tmc.edu
Dr. D. Morales is now at Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit, MI, U.S.A. (affiliated with Wayne State University).