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This axial (cross sectional) slice of a cadaveric brain was performed at the level of the ponto-medullary junction. Black and white has been inverted. You are looking at the brainstem from below with the belly of the pons near the top of the image and the superior medulla below the pons. You can better visualize the internal structures within the brainstem. You can clearly see the proximal segments of the 7th and 8th cranial nerves.
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