abducent nerve

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Noun1.abducent nerve - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eyeabducent nerve - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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Of 11 patients in the cases included in our study who presented with cranial nerve VI palsies before the surgery, seven recovered after surgery.
The most medial structures within the cavernous sinuses are the internal carotid artery and cranial nerve VI.
Other presenting signs included trismus, facial hypoesthesia, cranial nerve VI palsy, and vocal fold paralysis (table 1).