eighth cranial nerve

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Noun1.eighth cranial 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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Bilateral masses of eighth cranial nerve (biopsy not needed).
In continuation of this concept, "sixteen and a half' syndrome (3) has been described with additional involvement of eighth cranial nerve in "eight and a half" syndrome.
The eighth cranial nerve is commonly affected as it has a long segment exposed to CSF (4) and is particularly well lined by myelin that is supported by haemosiderin-sensitive microglial cells.