Pons Cell Columns:


Basal plate components:
  • GSE, Abducens nucleus of CN VI
  • SVE, motor components to muscle of branchiomeric origin of CNs V and VII
  • GVE, superior salivatory nucleus of CN VII

Alar Plate components:

  • SSA, vestibulocochlear components of CN VIII
  • GSA, trigeminal sensory for pain & temperature, CN V
  • SVA & GVA, solitary nucleus for taste & visceral sensation of CNs VII, IX, X
  • Pontine nuclei in the basis pontis upon which corticofugal fibers terminate


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