vestibulocochlear nerve

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ves·tib·u·lo·coch·le·ar nerve

 (vĕ-stĭb′yə-lō-kŏk′lē-ər, -kō′klē-)
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)
(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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VS of the intracanalicular type might simultaneously compress the SVN and IVN via a scissor-like hold between the tumor and the IAC wall, resulting in a disturbance of both the vestibular nerves.
They connect via the vestibular nerves to vestibular nuclei in the brainstem, attached to the front of the spinal cord.
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18Acoustic neuromas are benign slow growing tumours that originate from schwann cells lining the vestibular nerves most commonly the superior vestibular nerve19 constituting the most common tumour of the cerebellopontine angle and the posterior fossa in adults but one in five cerebellopontine angle tumours are not acoustic neuroma.
In one of these cases, the cochlear nerve was sacrificed; in another both the cochlear and vestibular nerves were sacrificed; and in the third case, the cochlear, vestibular, and facial nerves were sacrificed.

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