Medical Term:

facial colliculus


Definition: prominent portion of the medial eminence, just rostral to the medullary striae in the rhomboidal fossa; it is formed by the internal genu of the facial nerve and the abducens nucleus around which the facial fibers curve.

Synonym(s): colliculus facialisTA, abducens eminence, eminentia abducentis, eminentia facialis, facial eminence, facial hillock