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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In the first published case of transection of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerve complex in the internal acoustic canal, it was reported that the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves were avulsed in the internal acoustic canal [5].
The cranial MRI revealed diffuse thickening of the cisternal and cavernous segments of bilateral oculomotor nerves and the cisternal and canalicular segments of bilateral facial and vestibulocochlear nerves. Also, cranial MRI demonstrated the infiltration of the hypophyseal infundibular stalk.
Anastomoses between lower cranial and upper cervical nerves: a comprehensive review with potential significance during skull base and neck operations, part I: trigeminal, facial, and vestibulocochlear nerves. Clin.
Intense enhancement of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves can be seen in the IAC (Figure 14).
The HRCT scan reveals many types of bony inner ear malformations and MRI scan provides better visualization of the membranous labyrinth and the status of vestibulocochlear nerves. In such cases the most common CT scan abnormality is a dilated vestibular aqueduct (LVA) defined as measuring greater than 1.5 mm in diameter.