Visualization of the distal intratemporal facial nerve with MR imaging: Use of an oblique plane

Leighton P. Mark, F. Zerrin Yetkin, Lloyd E. Hendrix, Bruce H. Nowicki, Scott J. Erickson, David L. Daniels, Victor M. Haughton

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Abstract

Although magnetic resonance (MR) imaging routinely is used to evaluate the facial nerve, the conventional axial, coronal, and sagittal planes are not optimal for demonstrating the tympanic and mastoid portions of the nerve. A vertical oblique plane for MR imaging of these portions of the facial nerve was evaluated. With this plane, the course of the nerve was effectively demonstrated on MR images and corresponding cryosections. The oblique plane can be used to supplant or supplement conventional planes in imaging of the facial nerve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-893
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume182
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Nerves, MR
  • Nerves, facial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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