The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve, or simply CN VII. It emerges from the pons of the The labyrinthine segment is very short, and ends where the facial nerve forms a bend known as the geniculum of the facial nerve ("genu" meaning.
After traversing the labyrinthine segment, the facial nerve changes direction to form the first genu (ie, bend or knee), marking the location of the.
The primary neurons are in the geniculate ganglion – at the genu of the facial nerve. The fibers enter the brain via the intermediate nerve and.