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Fallopian canal

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The facial nerve passes through this canal in the temporal bone. No other nerve in the body travels such a long distance through a bony canal. Because of this bony shell around the nerve, inflammatory processes involving the central nervous system, facial nerve, and traumatic injuries to the temporal bone can produce severe complications.


  • Gabrielis Falloppii, medici mutinensis:
    Observationes anatomicae. Venice 1561.

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