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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Herein, we report a case with MS with a very rare symptom; unilateral vestibulocochlear nerve involvement and aimed to emphasize the importance of electrophysiological studies in the diagnosis.
The acousticofacial bundle (vestibulocochlear nerve: CN VIII and facial nerve: CN VII), fundus of the internal acoustic canal, and anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) were observed at the central compartment of CPA (Figure 3).
Enhancement was also found within the cisternal segment of the vestibulocochlear nerve complex and the facial nerve on gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted imaging (Figure, panel B).
Schwannomas developing from the cranial nerves most commonly affect the vestibulocochlear nerve, rarely the glossopharyngeal, accessory and the hypoglossal nerves.
Oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, and vestibulocochlear nerve palsies are all recognised complications following spinal and epidural anaesthesia.
The vestibulocochlear nerve as part of central projections passes through intermediate stations, the cochlear nuclei, superior olivary complex, and inferior colliculus.
The vestibulocochlear nerve has been reported to be the most commonly affected cranial nerve where the patients present with vestibuloacoustic neuritis or hearing loss [6].
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. They make up about 6% of all brain tumours with an incidence of 9-13 per million people per year.
Congenital malformations of the inner ear and the vestibulocochlear nerve in children with sensorineural hearing loss: Evaluation with CT and MRI.
In our case, changes in eye like keratoconjunctivitis sicca or vertical nystagmus as seen in affections of vestibulocochlear nerve were not seen.