vestibular nerve


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vestibular nerve

[və′stib·yə·lər ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
A somatic sensory branch of the auditory nerve, which is distributed about the ampullae of the semicircular canals, macula sacculi, and macula utriculi.
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Poomipannit, "Anatomic differences in the lateral vestibular nerve channels and their implications in vestibular neuritis," Otology and Neurotology, vol.
Vestibular schwannoma (VS) is a benign tumor arising from Schwann cells in the vestibular nerve. The vestibular nerve has two divisions in the internal auditory canal (IAC): the superior vestibular nerve (SVN) and the inferior vestibular nerve (IVN).
[18,19] When intense attacks are frequent, more invasive procedures such as instillation of gentamicin or steroids via intratympanic injection or a grommet may be considered or, very rarely, vestibular nerve section or labyrinthectomy.
The differential diagnosis of peripheral labyrinthine and vestibular nerve disorders that mimic vestibular neuritis includes several rare conditions.
There are many causative factors which includes infections to the vestibular nerve which is most important.
This is a rare tumour of the vestibular nerve. In most cases it is sporadic, but there is a genetic component in 5% of cases.
The first two types are also referred to as "peripheral vestibular disease." This means they involve either the receptor organs in the inner ear or the vestibular nerve. "Central vestibular disease" occurs when the brainstem or cerebellum is affected; this is the most serious type of vestibular disease.
--Inferior length of IAM: the distance from the inferior margin of the porus to the most lateral point of the fundus in the lamina cribrosa area for the inferior vestibular nerve.
Vestibular neuronitis--an infection of the vestibular nerve, generally viral.
Sensory information from the receptor hair cells leaves each labyrinth via the vestibular nerve (ie.
We investigate the effects of lesions to vestibular nerve fibers on the turning component of prey capture and escape to understand how one sensory modality influences and contributes to two different behaviors.

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