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Brainstem Anatomy
Brainstem   Pons

The Pons is located between the Medulla and the Midbrain. Important origins of cranial nerves are located in this section of the brainstem (called nuclei). Multiple sensory and motor pathways travel in this part of the brainstem.

Traumatic injuries here result in minimal to no motor movement, pin point pupils and specific breathing irregularities.

Cranial Nerves exiting between the Medulla and Pons are CN VI (which affects eye movements), VII (which affects the muscles of the face) and Cranial Nerve VIII which has to do with hearing. Cranial Nerve V exits froms the side of the Pons, controls feeling in the face and the chewing muscles.