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A Functional Imaging Guide to the Bony Landmarks of the Seventh Nerve

Rauch, Ronald A.; Taber, Katherine H.; Manolidis, Spiros; Duncan, Gregory; Hayman, L. Anne

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: July-August 2002 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 657-659
Graphic Anatomy

This article links the imaging anatomy of the skull base with the seventh cranial nerve's pathway. The specific landmarks are illustrated, and the clinical presentations of lesions are defined. Unifying the anatomic and clinical features of the seventh nerve will improve detection of small lesions, assist in communication between clinicians, and aid in teaching this complex subject.

From the Radiology Department (R. A. Rauch, K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), Department of Otorhinolaryngology (S. Manolidis), Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (G. Duncan), Herbert J. Frensley Center for Imaging Research (K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), and Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. L. A. Hayman, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030-3498, U.S.A. E-mail:

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.