Facial colliculus

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Facial colliculus
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Rhomboid fossa. (Colliculus facialis labeled at center left.)
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Human caudal brainstem posterior view (Colliculus facialis is #3)
Details
Latin colliculus facialis
Identifiers
Gray's p.799
NeuroNames hier-621
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_46/12249189
TA A14.1.05.705
FMA FMA:78480
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The facial colliculus is an elevated area located on the dorsal pons in the floor of the 4th ventricle. It is formed by fibers from the motor nucleus of the facial nerve as they loop over the abducens nucleus. Thus a lesion to the facial colliculus would result in ipsilateral facial paralysis and ipsilateral unopposed eye medial deviation.

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