facial colliculus


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fa·cial col·lic·u·lus

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prominent portion of the medial eminence, just rostral to the medullary striae in the rhomboidal fossa; it is formed by the internal genu of the facial nerve and the abducens nucleus around which the facial fibers curve.
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One of the SCA3/MJD pathological features is the atrophy of pontine tegmentum and facial colliculus. In addition, the atrophic process is not parallel between the pontine base and tegmentum.
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