vestibulocochlear nerve

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  • noun

Synonyms for vestibulocochlear nerve

a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea

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The semicircular canals and the vestibule of the bony labyrinth of the temporal bone, the utriculus, saccule, and semicircular ducts of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear, and the vestibular division of cranial nerve VIII are responsible for balance and equilibrium.
Symptomatic cranial nerve VIII involvement in this patient prompted treatment for neurosyphilis, despite equivocal (but typical) CSF findings.
The additional occurrence of an injury to cranial nerve VIII in our patient highlights the need for physicians to be aware of previous VIIIth nerve damage before exposing a patient to a potentially neurotoxic agent.
Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass on the intracanalicular segment of cranial nerve VIII on the left side, consistent with acoustic schwannoma.
Physical examination revealed right-sided cranial nerve VIII dysfunction, which was evident on tuning-fork testing and audiometry.