Spinal accessory nerves

Related to Spinal accessory nerves: CN11, Cranial accessory nerve
the eleventh pair of cranial nerves in the higher vertebrates. They originate from the spinal cord and pass forward into the skull, from which they emerge in company with the pneumogastrics.

See also: Spinal

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These benign and slowly growing tumors can arise from the vagus, glossopharyngeal, and spinal accessory nerves; lesions at these different sites are not always distinguishable from each other, either clinically or on imaging.