Duplication of the abducens nerve at the petroclival region: an anatomic study.

@article{Ozveren2003DuplicationOT,
  title={Duplication of the abducens nerve at the petroclival region: an anatomic study.},
  author={Mehmet Faik Ozveren and Bulent Sam and Ismail Akdemir and Alpay Alkan and Ibrahim Tekdemir and Haluk Deda},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={645-52; discussion 651-2}
}
OBJECTIVE During its course between the brainstem and the lateral rectus muscle, the abducens nerve usually travels forward as a single trunk, but it is not uncommon for the nerve to split into two branches. The objective of this study was to establish the incidence and the clinical importance of the duplication of the nerve. METHODS The study was performed on 100 sides of 50 autopsy materials. In 10 of 11 cases of duplicated abducens nerve, colored latex was injected into the common carotid… CONTINUE READING
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