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A 48-year-old man has complete loss of hearing in ...
Area labeled ‘C’ (Cranial nerve 8: vestibulocochlear)
What a terrible picture. They they covered up part of it with lines. WTF
Start at the pontomedullary junction and count from superior to inferiorly (or medially to laterally): VI, VII, VIII, IX.
I looked at the left side (cause the nerves arent frazzled up). Saw 7 and 8 come out together nicely. Then picked the right sided version of 8
why is it not H or I on the right side; the stem says he has hearing loss on the right side, so the lesion should be ipsilateral no?
You're looking at the ventral aspect of the brainstem.
^Also, you know it's the ventral aspect because you can see the medullary pyramids.
think of the belly of the pons as a pregnant lady. so you're looking at the front of her
for every thousand thrashing at the branches of evil
there is one hacking at root