7up, Coke down - mnemonic

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagram

Memory-aid to recall the relative positions of the nerves in the internal acoustic meatus. 

Case Discussion

7up, coke down is a mnemonic to remember the relative position of nerves inside the internal auditory canal (IAC):

  • "7up" - facial nerve is located superiorly
  • "coke down" - cochlear nerve is located inferiorly 

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