Imaging Spectrum of Facial Nerve Lesions

Achint K. Singh, Girish Bathla, Wilson Altmeyer, Ruchi Tiwari, Maria P. Valencia, Carlos Bazan, Bundhit Tantiwongkosi

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Abstract

The facial nerve is affected by a wide variety of pathologies, including congenital, traumatic, inflammatory, and neoplastic conditions. Imaging plays a vital role in the diagnosis of these pathologies. The facial nerve has a complex anatomy and course. A strong grasp of normal facial nerve anatomy is essential for the radiologist to maintain a high level of diagnostic sensitivity. This article details the normal imaging anatomy of the facial nerve and the imaging features of common facial nerve pathologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-75
Number of pages16
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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