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Facial colliculus

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Brain: Facial colliculus
Rhomboid fossa. (Colliculus facialis labeled at center left.)
Human caudal brainstem posterior view (Colliculus facialis is #3)
Latin colliculus facialis
Gray's subject #187 799
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BrainInfo/UW hier-621
MeSH [1]

The facial colliculus is an elevated area located on the dorsal pons. It is formed by motor fibres of the facial nerve as they loop over the abducens nucleus. Thus a lesion to the facial colliculus would result in facial muscle paralysis.

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