vestibulocochlear nerve

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ves·tib·u·lo·coch·le·ar nerve

 (vĕ-stĭb′yə-lō-kŏk′lē-ər, -kō′klē-)
n.
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, each of which divides to form the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve. Also called acoustic nerve, auditory nerve.

vestibulocochlear nerve

(vɛˌstɪbjʊːlə ˈkɒklɪə)
n
(Anatomy) either one of the eight pairs of cranial nerves that supply the cochlea and semicircular canals of the internal ear and contribute to the sense of hearing. Formerly called: acoustic nerve
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Noun1.vestibulocochlear nerve - a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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This surgical reference and atlas provides information on surgery for cochlear and other auditory implants, including auditory brain stem implants, active middle ear implants, and bone anchored hearing devices, as well as surgical situations like inner ear malformations, congenital absence of cochlear nerves, and implantation in neurofibromatosis II, the only hearing ear in solitary vestibular schwannomas, and the chronically discharging ear and cases with cerebrospinal fluid leaks.
Furthermore, the indications for ABI have also been expanded to other treatments, such as the treatments for nontumor patients, [sup][4],[11],[18],[19],[20],[21],[22],[23],[24],[25] ossification or major cochlear malformations, aplasia or avulsion of the cochlear nerves, vestibular schwannoma on the only hearing ears, and bilateral temporal bone fractures.
Subsequent electrocochleography revealed intact cochlear nerves with the presence of microphonics and action potentials.