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The facial colliculus is an elevated area located on the dorsal medulla. It is formed by motor fibres of the facial nerve as they loop over the abducent nucleus. The facial nerve is seventh of twelve paired cranial nerves. ...


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Periheral Course of the Facial Nerve (636 words)
Within the meatus the facial nerve lies in a groove along the upper and anterior part of the auditory nerve, and the pars intermedia is placed between the two, and joins the inner angle of the geniculate ganglion.
At the bottom of the meatus, the facial nerve enters the aquaeductus Fallopii, and follows the course of that canal through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, from its commencement at the internal meatus, to its termination at the stylo-mastoid foramen.
Bell's Palsy is a fairly common facial hemiparalysis caused by damage to this peripheral nerve, usually by a disease in the internal meatus or foramen that affects the nerve tract.
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