Duplication of the abducens nerve at the petroclival region: An anatomic study

Ozveren M., Sam B., Akdemir I., Alkan A. , Tekdemir I., Deda H.

NEUROSURGERY, vol.52, no.3, pp.645-651, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1227/01.neu.0000048186.18741.3c
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-651


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.