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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The tumor measured 30 mm in the transverse diameter and had characteristic, cystic, and nodular components, dislocating the vestibulocochlear nerve (Figure 1).
Intrameatal tumors present clinically with vestibulocochlear nerve dysfunction: hearing loss, tinnitus, or vestibular dysfunction.
Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are benign tumours originating from vestibular constituent of the vestibulocochlear nerve.
The common causes of non-vibratory tinnitus are presbycusis, conductive hearing loss due to wax or Eustachian tube dysfunction, trauma, tumours of vestibulocochlear nerve and temporal lobe, Meniere's disease, otosclerosis, labyrinthitis, Bell's palsy, deficiency of vitamins, copper, iron, zinc, etc.