cranial nerve


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cranial nerve

[′krān·ē·əl ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
Any of the paired nerves which arise in the brainstem of vertebrates and pass to peripheral structures through openings in the skull.
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In our series, 1 of the 4 patients with a carotid body tumor experienced postsurgical lower cranial nerve deficits.
Along with the department of neurosurgery, another key AGH program that will play a prominent role at the AGH Center for Cranial Nerve Disease is the division of neuro-otology, lead by notable surgeons, Douglas Chen, M.
Meanwhile, the hypoglossal nerve runs medial to the IXth, Xth, and XIth cranial nerves after its exit from the cranium.
Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic, multisystem, granulomatous inflammatory disease that most commonly involves the lungs, skin, and lymph nodes; it rarely manifests by involving the cranial nerves exclusively.
Even when small, these firm tumors can compress cranial nerves VII and VIII and produce symptoms.
With a thorough surgical resection, postoperative morbidity can be low, and in some cases, cranial nerve function can be preserved.
Ciprofloxacin can achieve high concentrations in bone and soft tissues and is efficacious for initial outpatient therapy in patients without intracranial spread or cranial nerve disease.
The Human Brain in 1969 Pieces: Structure, Vasculature, Tracts, Cranial Nerves, Systems, Head Muscles, and Glands, 2nd Edition
The facial nerve palsy is associated with epineural granulomas and perineural inflammatory infiltrates of cranial nerve VII (12).
Cranial nerve III (CN III) innervates the superior, inferior, medial recti and the inferior oblique muscles.
At that time, I had a case of Bell's Palsy, which affects the seventh cranial nerve," she says.
The clinical signs of botulism typically consist of bilateral, symmetric cranial nerve palsies and descending, symmetric, flaccid paralysis (2,3).