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Neurochirurgie. 2009 Apr;55(2):162-73. doi: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2009.01.014. Epub 2009 Mar 19.

[Imaging anatomy of cranial nerves].

[Article in French]

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Université Claude-Bernard-Lyon-I, Lyon, France.

Abstract

Knowledge of the anatomy of the cranial nerves is mandatory for optimal radiological exploration and interpretation of the images in normal and pathological conditions. CT is the method of choice for the study of the skull base and its foramina. MRI explores the cranial nerves and their vascular relationships precisely. Because of their small size, it is essential to obtain images with high spatial resolution. The MRI sequences optimize contrast between nerves and surrounding structures (cerebrospinal fluid, fat, bone structures and vessels). This chapter discusses the radiological anatomy of the cranial nerves.

PMID:
19303113
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuchi.2009.01.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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