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does abducent nerve decussate? if not, which cranial nerve decussate?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
No, CN IV: Trochlear nerve is a motor cranial nerve for the superior oblique muscle on the opposite site, because of cross (decussate) in the brain stem. This is the only cranial nerve to decussate. Abducens nerve is (CN VI). Hope it helps.
Answered on Sep 28, 2014
Dr. Chaim Colen
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Trochlear nerve?: The trochlear nerve decussates as it exits from the brainstem.
Answered on May 2, 2015

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None !!: We only have 12 cranial nerves !
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