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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1227/01.neu.0000048186.18741.3c
  • Journal Name: NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-651
  • Keywords: abducens nerve, arachnoid membrane, duplication, dura mater, petrosphenoidal ligament, CAVERNOUS SINUS, EXPOSURE, SURGERY
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


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.