The surgical anatomy of the facial nerve is conveniently discussed in terms of four major segments (Draf 1980). From the center to the periphery, these are:
The cerebellopontine segment.
The internal auditory canal (meatal) segment.
The fallopian canal segment.
The extratemporal segment.
KeywordsFacial Nerve Sural Nerve Internal Auditory Canal Hemifacial Spasm Otitis Externa
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